Lady Partridge has confused John Berryman with John Betjeman.
His poetry gained great popular acclaim because of its straightforward style, strongly rhythmic qualities, and a sense of being quintessentially English. These characteristics may be seen in the following extract from 'A Subaltern's Love Song', one of his best-known poems:
Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn,
Furnish'd and burnish'd by Aldershot sun,
What strenuous singles we played after tea,
We in the tournament - you against me!
Love-thirty, love-forty, oh! weakness of joy,
The speed of a swallow, the grace of a boy,
With carefullest carelessness, gaily you won,
I am weak from your loveliness, Joan Hunter Dunn.
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