Cicely Herbert and W.E. Henley Poetry
Herbert & W.E. Henley
This pair of poem sequences,
both called In Hospital, were written a hundred years apart and show
the continuity of a tradition which flourished in the creation of the National
Cicely Herbert a Barrow Poet and founder member of Poems on the Underground, spent three months in University College Hospital, London. after a serious road accident in Camden Town in 1987. While in hospital, she was 'visited' by the Victorian poet W. E. Henley.
William Ernest Henley (1849-1903) wrote his In Hospital after spending twenty months in the Old Edinburgh Infirmary under the care of Joseph Lister.
This book is dedicated to all who work in the National Health Service.
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