Born on this day in 1918, Sir Terence Alan “Spike” Milligan KBE.
One of his poems, “On the Ning Nang Nong“, was voted the UK’s favourite comic poem in 1998 in a nationwide poll, ahead of other nonsense poets including Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear.
Check the Surrey Libraries’ catalogue for titles by Spike Milligan.
“Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I’ll draw a sketch of thee,
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?”