I wanted your soft verges

Liverpool poet Adrian Henri making a poem with a pun. The title is longer than the poem itself. And the character in the title would be unrecognizable today. When was the last time anyone saw a petrol pump attendant, let alone a beautiful girl petrol pump attendant, and even more let alone on the motorway (the first service stations to go self-service, probably in the 1960s).

Song for a Beautiful Girl Petrol­ pump Attendant on the Motorway

I wanted your soft verges
But you gave me the hard shoulder..

From <http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/song-for-a-beautiful-girl-petrol-pump-attendant-on-the-motorway/&gt;

Apart from that, I am totally in sympathy with the sentiments expressed in this poem. Long live the soft verges…

The Poetry Dude


8 thoughts on “I wanted your soft verges

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