Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

A Silly Poem - Poem 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?


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  • spike miligan (3/13/2020 4:01:00 AM)

    die you ugly cow 3215446566666797987789789788977897679879878878 (Report)Reply

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (7/9/2019 3:00:00 PM)

    Spike you sir are sadly missed. (Report)Reply

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  • Suling Z (5/21/2019 10:58:00 PM)

    I couldn't post the Chinese translation in the " translation" section. Here's my Chinese translation of the poem:
    一首傻诗
     
    哈姆雷特问奥菲莉娅,
    我欲将素描你,
    该用何种铅笔?
    2B或非2B?
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  • Poet PoetPoet Poet (4/6/2019 6:09:00 PM)

    I READ IT BEFOREEEE


    USE TWO BEEES
    OR DON'T USE A BEE
    JUST COMPOSE SILLIER POETRY
    WITH A VINES BRANCH MAY BE
    LET ALL THEN SEE
    HOW SILLY
    123 CAN OR CANNOT
    B
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  • Julia Luber (3/8/2019 3:50:00 PM)

    cute, succinct, riddle (Report)Reply

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  • Aarushi Chatterjee (3/1/2019 5:34:00 AM)

    A delightful little piece. (Report)Reply

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  • 5 characters (1/2/2019 4:21:00 AM)

    a value for your comment (Report)Reply

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  • Bernie (12/20/2018 9:59:00 AM)

    Genius... Instant result therapy 🙏 (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/9/2018 12:05:00 PM)

    (cont.)

    हेमलेट ने आॅफ़िलिया से कहा,
    मैं तुम्हारा एक स्केच बनाना चाहता हूँ,
    भला कौन सी पेंसिल ठीक रहेगी?
    2बी ऑर नॉट टू बी?

    This is a translation of the poem A Silly Poem by Spike Milligan

    Rajnish Manga (on PH)

    bri :)
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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(10/10/2018 1:14:00 AM)

    Thanks for quoting my Hindi translation of this interesting poem.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/9/2018 12:05:00 PM)

    Personally, i'd go with Not 2B.

    for a Hindi translation, go to:

    A Silly Poem (Hindi Translation) - Poem by Rajnish Manga


    A Silly Poem (by Spike Milligan)
    एक बेतुकी कविता (स्पाइक मिलिगन)
    Hindi Translation by Rajnish Manga
    हिंदी रूपांतरण रजनीश मंगा द्वारा

    Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
    I'll draw a sketch of thee,
    What kind of pencil shall I use?
    2B or not 2B?

    (cont.)
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  • Ben AkinpelumiBen Akinpelumi (7/11/2018 9:49:00 AM)

    this is awesome (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (7/5/2018 3:17:00 AM)

    A sublime analogy drawn, in depiction of poems lacking in insight and conviction. (Report)Reply

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (6/15/2018 6:22:00 AM)

    Nicely thought poem... I vote 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (6/15/2018 6:22:00 AM)

    Well, really short poem with inviting title (Report)Reply

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  • Andrea brook (4/29/2018 9:01:00 AM)

    Such a funny poem even though it is short (Report)Reply

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  • ikhlas (1/9/2018 7:12:00 AM)

    i dont want a pencil gimee a stencil (Report)Reply

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  • Elaine SeptElaine Sept (11/19/2017 3:52:00 AM)

    Clever and really charming! (Report)Reply

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  • Pallab ChaudhuryPallab Chaudhury (8/17/2017 4:37:00 AM)

    A nice and silly fun! (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (7/25/2017 10:46:00 PM)

    2B or not 2B? Just fantastic. Great humour. Thanks. (Report)Reply

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  • Mlondi Samkelo Ndlovu (5/31/2017 12:19:00 PM)

    Ha ha ha. Evocative (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 8, 2015


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