Welcome to the website of HENRY NORMAL

Hello, I’ve been posting information on Facebook for the last two years and have finally got round to organising a website. The site contains much of the same information and material as my Facebook site but I’m aware not everyone does Facebook and that the information there is often hard to access other than by labouriously scrolling down. The information here is far better organised and more extensive.

There’s a contact page if you’d like to email me. Do let me know your thoughts on the site and any suggestions.

10 hours ago

Henry Normal

Over 50 of my poems selected & designed by
Pete Ramskill are now available on instagram
@ henrynormalpoetry
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1 day ago

Henry Normal

Yesterday I found this, my only copy of the very first booklet I had published, "Is Love Science Fiction?' dated 1986. It had 19 poems including this one -

LOVE - THE DISASTER MOVIE

she said she hated you / loathed you / found you utterly
repulsive / but you tried not to take it personally / now
you're standing in an empty room making a cup of tea you
don't want / and being over-nice to people you hate /
measuring your success by counting the things you'll never
have / you turn on the tv to watch black and white nothing/
for a few pounds more you could have coloured nothing / you
go to the pessimists' club twice a week now, it gives you
something to look forward to / you used to worry about your
lack of troubles / lying in the sun praying you didn't get
skin cancer / now you're trying to capture the world in one
sentence / dressed as lamb, you beef about the price of
love / dressed to kill you sacrifice yourself / standing in
your perfect world you look out of place / oh the words you
almost said may make you great someday / if only you knew the
rules you'd ignore them / you shrug your shoulders,
some you lose....and some you lose / there's plenty more
fish in the sea you said, but now diving in you feel like a
fish out of water and look for corners in the goldfish bowl
/ people tell you to be yourself but that's not like you /
when you're not thinking of her / you're thinking of
thinking of her / you see yourself as a prisoner trapped in
a world of reason / whose crime is that of wanting her /
whose sentence is that of loving her / and whose only
escape is to her / you're living in a world of aliens / you
feel like the skeleton in your own cupboard / like
someone's playing loud music at your funeral / it's no fun
being depressed you complain / with the ultimate vanity you
believe your inferiority complex is of a superior nature /
you believe some people wouldn't recognise love if you beat
them to a pulp with it / what did she mean we've got
nothing in common? you say / it's her, I've got plenty in
common / you wonder whether you'd rather be loved / or love
someone / or be in love, with someone you love and who
loves you / and realise you don't ask for much / you used
to be lovers / now you're just good friends / that means
she ignores you as though an embarrassment / and you watch
your words when you meet unexpectedly / I used to be
sensitive you explain / but I'm alright now, do you think?
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6 days ago

Henry Normal

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