Friday, October 9, 1998 Published at 14:48 GMT 15:48 UK
Having a laugh with poetry
Griff Rhys Jones wants a giggle on Poetry Day
National Poetry Day wants a laugh on its fifth birthday.
The BBC hunt for the nation's favourite comedy poem is drawing to a close, with Griff Rhys Jones announcing the winner on a special television programme on BBC One on Friday at 10.25pm.
But its not too late to send us your favourite funny verse.
BBC News Online want to know what your top comic ditty is, be it a cautionary tale to political satire - or even song lyrics.
Could it be ...
Cake by Roger McGough
I wanted one life
Malcolm by John Hegley
Miserable Malcolm from Morecombe
or a firm national favourite ...
Hot and Cold by Roald Dahl
A woman who my mother knows
Said I, not being very old,
"No, no!" she cried. "Indeed I'm not!
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