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Friday, October 9, 1998 Published at 14:48 GMT 15:48 UK


Entertainment

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
you wanted another
we couldn't have our cake
so we ate each other.

Or ...

Malcolm by John Hegley

Miserable Malcolm from Morecombe
had Rottweilers but would not walk 'em.
They were stuck in all day
but no muck would they lay
because Malcom had managed to cork 'em

or a firm national favourite ...

Hot and Cold by Roald Dahl

A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes

Said I, not being very old,
"By golly gosh, you must be cold!"

"No, no!" she cried. "Indeed I'm not!
I'm feeling devilishly hot!"






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