Poet, screenwriter, actor (1926-2011)
Christopher Logue CBE (23 November 1926 – 2 December 2011) was an English writer, best known as a poet, though he was also a journalist, translator, lyricist, screenwriter, playwright and actor.
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- I, Christopher Logue, was baptized the year
Many thousands of Englishmen,
Fists clenched, their bellies empty,
Walked day and night on the capital city.
- "The Song of Autobiography", from Songs (London: Hutchinson, 1959) p. 12.
- Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came
And he pushed
And they flew.
- "Come to the Edge", from New Numbers (London: Jonathan Cape, 1969) pp. 65-66.
- Originally written for a poster advertising an Apollinaire exhibition at the ICA in 1961 or 1962, and there titled "Apollinaire Said". The poem is therefore often misattributed to Guillaume Apollinaire. (Source: Quote…Unquote Newsletter, July 1995, p. 2).
- Said Marx, "Don't be snobbish, we seek to abolish
The 3rd class, not the 1st."
- "M", from Logue's A. B. C. (London: Scorpion Press, 1966)