In the end it’s obscenely easy –
the sudden windfall, a debit card
a phone call.
I stare at magnolia walls,
same colour, same picture frames –
The satirist Craig Brown’s first published article appeared in the <em>New Statesman</em> in 1978. He fetes our centenary with choice clerihews praising everyone from Jemima Khan to Malcolm Muggeridge.
There’s one made up of the Norse
world and Anglo-Saxon
spearshafts at the bottom of our garden,
its golden key-bunches seared
to a scarred grey homonym