Linked to the radio programme "Bookworm", this is a collection of more than 80 comic poems ranging from traditional ballads to authors such as Hilaire Belloc, Edward Lear, Dorothy Parker, Spike Milligan, Victoria Wood and Benjamin Zephaniah.
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Editor Griff Rhys Jones does an excellent job of bridging centuries, including classics side- by-side with lesser known gems. Here you'll find some of your all-time favourites by Lewis Carroll, Ogden Nash, Edward Lear and Shakespeare, as well as Louis MacNeice's little- known but ingeniously lyrical "Bagpipe Music".
Did you know Keats wrote at least one comic poem? Are you familiar with the "Ning Nang Nong", or the "Akond of Swat"? Do you know of "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy- Bo", or how the fish answered when asked, "O scaly, slippery, wet, swift, staring wights, / What is't you do? What life lead? eh, dull goggles? / How do you vary your vile days and nights? / How pass your Sundays? Are ya still but joggles / In ceaseless wash?" If you've ever tiptoed downstairs in the middle of the night for a taste of chocolate only to devour the entire cake, if you've ever had the urge to write:
TO SOMEONE WHO INSISTED I LOOK UP SOMEONEthen you'll find something to tickle your fancy here. --Martha Silano --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I rang them up while touring Timbuctoo,
Those bosom chums to whom you're known as 'Who?'