Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

Granny - Poem by Spike Milligan

Through every nook and every cranny
The wind blew in on poor old Granny
Around her knees, into each ear
(And up nose as well, I fear)

All through the night the wind grew worse
It nearly made the vicar curse
The top had fallen off the steeple
Just missing him (and other people)

It blew on man, it blew on beast
It blew on nun, it blew on priest
It blew the wig off Auntie Fanny-
But most of all, it blew on Granny!


Comments about Granny by Spike Milligan

  • (6/15/2018 8:36:00 PM)


    But most of all, it blew up Granny? (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (6/15/2018 1:00:00 PM)


    What a lovely narrative created in this poem when- All through the night the wind grew worse- all kinds of terrible things started happening. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/15/2018 12:37:00 PM)


    It blew on man, it blew on beast
    It blew on nun, it blew on priest. very expressive........ and the poor granny. thanku.
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  • Savita Tyagi (6/15/2018 7:34:00 AM)


    Poor old granny! Oh the pain when cold air flares up arthritis! (Report) Reply

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (6/15/2018 6:20:00 AM)


    Truly unique poem and wonderful at the moment.... (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (6/15/2018 2:48:00 AM)


    a wonderful poem of how wind affects all sorts of people especially Granny? ...…..nice one Spike (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/15/2018 2:06:00 AM)


    Such a great write by Spike Milligan👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/15/2018 12:42:00 AM)


    A beauty from Spike. ++10 (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2018 6:21:00 AM)


    Granny bigman ting (Report) Reply

  • (2/26/2018 6:58:00 PM)


    sounds like that windy day in Lamington Scotland that Burns wrote about and said he'd never go back for what the weather does to a place (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (2/26/2018 5:51:00 PM)


    Spike was certainly having fun playing with rhythm and rhyme and an old Granny. Poor ole Granny getting to be the of a joke at her advanced and unattractive age. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/26/2018 2:10:00 PM)


    Poor old granny! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/26/2018 9:59:00 AM)


    When the wind blows, it makes no choice. Wind blows on beings; it blows on things and it blows everywhere as well. But, when it blows on my Granny, I am little concerned about it. Great write. I enjoyed the rhythmic rhyme. Congrats for being the modern PoD.x (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (2/26/2018 8:23:00 AM)


    It blew on man, it blew on beast
    It blew on nun, it blew on priest
    It blew the wig off Auntie -
    But most of all, it blew on Granny!
    So humorous approach in this lovely poem. Thanks for the sharing and congrats for the POD.
    (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (2/26/2018 7:00:00 AM)


    Enjoyed the humor in the poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (2/26/2018 4:33:00 AM)


    It blew on man, it blew on beast
    It blew on nun, it blew on priest
    It blew the wig off Auntie -
    But most of all, it blew on Granny! ........touching expression. Beautiful poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (2/26/2018 4:29:00 AM)


    a funny poem of the wind that one day will blow away all the cobwebs in the world? ..........nice one Spike (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney (2/26/2018 12:57:00 PM)

    Tom, you are talking to someone who died 16 years ago!

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/26/2018 3:28:00 AM)


    How the wind can enter every little space of each person and each thing is beautifully
    portrayed in this poem by Spike.
    Very sad that it blew away Granny too.
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  • (2/26/2018 2:01:00 AM)


    A beautifully conceived poem flowing through a lighter vein. Thanks for posting it here.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (2/26/2018 1:37:00 AM)


    A true well rhymed verse-poem. A hilarious bite on Granny! Congratulations as Modern Poem of The Day, to the descents of Spike Milligan.10 and much more for the vote. I have enjoyed! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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