Hal Summers

British civil servant

Hal Summers CB (18 August 191122 December 2005) was a senior British civil servant. He published several volumes of poetry.

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  • My old cat is dead,
    Who would butt me with his head.
    • "My Old Cat", as given in The Nation's Favourite Twentieth Century Poems, pub. BBC, 1999
  • Four o’clock strikes,
    There’s a rising hum,
    Then the doors fly open,
    The children come.
    • "Out of School"
  • Yesterday is safe,
    Tomorrow's full of danger,
    Yesterday's a face I know,
    Tomorrow is a stranger.
    • "A Spell for Midnight"

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