SPIKE MILLIGAN (1918 – 2002)

SPIKE
Summer Dawn 

My sleeping children are still flying dreams
in their goose-down heads.
The lush of the river singing morning songs
Fish watch their ceilings turn sun-white.
The grey-green pike lances upstream
Kale, like mermaid’s hair
points the water’s drift.
All is morning hush
and bird beautiful.

I only,
I didn’t have flu.

Spike Milligan

A mad-cap comedian and writer, who probably shaped British comedy for 50 years.

 

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