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  1. Sophie Crane Sophie Crane says:

    very funny but would have preferred it to have been written by spike milligan.


  2. Little Red Hat Little Red Hat says:

    This was a charming collection of various humorous poems from a range of writers and historical periods, with someprolific comedic poets havingthan one entry Allow me to pick out a few personal highlights Spike Milligan, whose surreal comic writing for the Goons I greatly admire, naturally made an appearance I was also very pleased to see Victoria Wood s song Saturday Night which, being a Northern English woman, I particularly relish, and which resulted in a little acapella ka This was a charming collection of various humorous poems from a range of writers and historical periods, with someprolific comedic poets havingthan one entry Allow me to pick out a few personal highlights Spike Milligan, whose surreal comic writing for the Goons I greatly admire, naturally made an appearance I was also very pleased to see Victoria Wood s song Saturday Night which, being a Northern English woman, I particularly relish, and which resulted in a little acapella karaoke session An extract from Lewis Carroll s The Hunting of the Snark , which I studied at university and which is often overshadowed by Alice, is another treasure in mock epic form.Interestingly, the book also opened my eyes to how little of Edward Lear I ve read, which I now intend to remedy The Owl and the Pussycat has been a favourite from childhood, and I ve seen one or two of his distinctive limericks, but here, I found myself enchanted by The Courtship of the Yonghy Bonghy B , where nonsense verse is perfectly utilised to convey a rather tragic and touching tale of love.This book is a great introduction to comic verse in general, and with such a wide range, there s bound to be one or two pieces to tickle the funny bones of any reader


  3. Mark Vernon Mark Vernon says:

    A good selection of verses and glad to see John Agard if only the one included A bit wasted on myself as I could probably recite any that piqued my interest already but a good start to get the weans going Is it cheating to put the Hippopotamus Song in the anthology though Ah well.


  4. Andrya Andrya says:

    I d like to see this updated, a new collection for the millennium The poetry lacks the vibrancy of new poets and there are so few women s voices in there.Enough great humour to have me chuckling and help get over the misogynistic inclusions and omissions


  5. Lucy Lucy says:

    Witty poems, clever poems, some poems which surely are deeply serious but comic, no Poetry can t be comic humorous, maybe Whatever.


  6. Alan Alan says:

    Thoroughly enjoyable read The poems were both funny and sometimes very challenging There are numerous gems to which I will return.


  7. Smita Magar Smita Magar says:

    The PigIt was an evening in November,As I very well remember,I was strolling down the street in drunken pride,But my knees were all a flutter,And I landed in the gutterAnd a pig came up and lay down by my side.Yes, I lay there in the gutterThinking thoughts I could not utter,When a colleen passing by did softly say You can tell a man who boozesBy the company he chooses And the pig got up and slowly walked away So, just to give a taste of what kind of poems to expect from the book I enjoyed The PigIt was an evening in November,As I very well remember,I was strolling down the street in drunken pride,But my knees were all a flutter,And I landed in the gutterAnd a pig came up and lay down by my side.Yes, I lay there in the gutterThinking thoughts I could not utter,When a colleen passing by did softly say You can tell a man who boozesBy the company he chooses And the pig got up and slowly walked away So, just to give a taste of what kind of poems to expect from the book I enjoyed somethan other


  8. Maggie Maggie says:

    mostly fun a nicely bound collection of humorous poems and limericks i actually read many of these aloud even though i was the only person in the room some poems just have to be spoken out loud it was easy to imagine the various folks i know who would enjoy certain of these poems while others would enjoy still others the most fun reading from this collection was when i imagined children enjoying certain of the poems.


  9. John Frankham John Frankham says:

    A pretty mundane collection of 108 comic poems Eclectic to a fault, I thought a quarter fitted the definition and brought a smile.


  10. Ericthehamster Ericthehamster says:

    Not sure I can add much to Birch s review return return The selection is excellent, covering old and new A great pick me up, as you find yourself laughing out loud at many of the poems Although everyone s sense of humour is not the same, there should be something for everyone here.


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The Nation's Favourite: Comic Poems This wonderful anthology contains some of the nation s all time favourite comic poetry From much loved classics such as Lewis Carroll s curious Jabberwocky to lesser known and forgotten gems such as Gelett Burgess s The Purple Cow , Griff Rhys Jones takes us on a poetic tour of witty, nonsensical and plain laugh out loud funny poems The selection brings together poets from every age and every walk of life, from Shakespeare to Victoria Wood and from Keats to Benjamin Zephaniah There is Roald Dahl s cunning variation on Little Red Riding Hood , Spike Milligan s brilliantly ridiculous On the Ning Nang Nong as well as several entries from the ever elusive Anon, including one delightfully succint Peas Remembered, half remembered, cherished or written on a tea towel, here are some of the nation s favourite comic poems ❮Reading❯ ➸ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space Author Muriel Dimen – Kleankitchen.co.uk Griff Rhys Jones takes us on a poetic tour of witty [Download] ➽ Insight and Interpretation ➺ Roy Schafer – Kleankitchen.co.uk nonsensical and plain laugh out loud funny poems The selection brings together poets from every age and every walk of life [EPUB] ✵ Good People in an Evil Time Author Svetlana Broz – Kleankitchen.co.uk from Shakespeare to Victoria Wood and from Keats to Benjamin Zephaniah There is Roald Dahl s cunning variation on Little Red Riding Hood [Read] ➵ On a Day Like This ➼ Peter Stamm – Kleankitchen.co.uk Spike Milligan s brilliantly ridiculous On the Ning Nang Nong as well as several entries from the ever elusive Anon ⚦ [PDF] ✎ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ✶ – Kleankitchen.co.uk including one delightfully succint Peas Remembered [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Kleankitchen.co.uk half remembered [Epub] ❧ Secrecy ➛ Rupert Thomson – Kleankitchen.co.uk cherished or written on a tea towel [BOOKS] ✸ The Silence and the Roar ⚦ Nihad Sirees – Kleankitchen.co.uk here are some of the nation s favourite comic poems


About the Author: Griff Rhys Jones

Griffith Griff Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor, television presenter and personality Jones came to national attention in the early 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones along with his comedy partner Mel Smith With Smith, he founded television production company Talkback Productions, now part of RTL Group He went on to develop a career as a television presenter and writer, as well as continuing with acting work.While at Brentwood School he met Douglas Adams who would later write The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Rhys Jones followed Adams to Cambridge, reading history and English at Emmanuel College While at university, Jones joined Cambridge Footlights Club of which he became Vice President in 1976 He was also president of the ADC Amateur Dramatic Club during his time at Cambridge He then joined BBC Radio Light Entertainment as a trainee producer, with his output including the satirical show Week Ending and Brain of Britain An evening planned to spend watching his hero Frankie Howerd at the invitation of friends Clive Anderson and Rory McGrath, who were writing the show at the time, resulted in Rhys Jones replacing the show s producer, who had suffered from a stress related illness from dealing with the comedian He later produced Rowan Atkinson s show The Atkinson People for the BBC and has appeared twice on Whose Line Is It Anyway.Rhys Jones filled in several minor roles in the first series of Not the Nine O Clock News, and was brought in as a regular cast member from the second series onwards, replacing Chris Langham, alongside Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson.In 1981, Smith and Rhys Jones founded TalkBack Productions, a company which has produced many of the most popular British comedy series of the past two decades, including Smack the Pony, Da Ali G Show, I m Alan Partridge and Big Train From 1984, Smith and Rhys Jones appeared in the comedy sketch series Alas Smith and Jones the show s title being a pun on the American TV series Alias Smith and Jones After the first series, the pair appeared on the big screen in Mike Hodges sci fi comedy movie Morons from Outer Space and then in 1989, the LWT production Wilt Rhys Jones has developed a career as a television presenter, beginning as the co host on several Comic Relief programmes He presented Bookworm from 1994 to 2000 and is the presenter of the BBC s Restoration programme he began filming its third series at Lincoln Cathedral on 3 June 2006 , and has done a considerable amount of fundraising work for the Hackney Empire theatre conservation project In 2004, he led a demonstration at the Senate House in Cambridge University for the purpose of saving architecture as a degree in Cambridge.Rhys Jones has written or co written many of the programmes he has appeared in, and a number of spin off books In 2002, he started writing a book called To the Baltic with Bob, describing his adventures on the high seas with his sailing friend Bob, as they make their way to Saint Petersburg, port by port Rhys Jones released the book in 2003 His early life has been captured in his autobiography, Semi Detached, published in 2006 by Penguin Books His book to accompany the BBC1 series Mountain was published in July 2007.