Philip Le Barr,
Was knock down by a car,
On the road to Mandalay.
He was knocked down again
By a dust cart in Spain
And again in Zanzibar.
He travled at night
In the pale moon light
Away from the traffic growl
But terrible luck
He was hit by a duck
Driven by an owl.
Philippe Le Barrs was my uncle and worked with Spike. He was himself an excellent comic, artist, cartoonist, drummer and gymnast. He gave me my first drum kit and a zest for an independent life.
Nothing beats a Spike Milligan poem.
Brilliantly surreal tragic.
Wonderful story of an unfortunate versified in a lighter vein, perhaps. A well deserved modern poem of the day.
This poem " Philip Le Barr" by Spike Milligan gives grief as well as humor. It has been chosen today as the modern poem of the poem of the day.
Spike Milligan was Britain's first alternative comedian. Check out his BBC 2 series called Q or the Q series. Madcap and brilliant comedy by a sadly missed comedy genius.
Lovely piece well penned with beautiful rhyme scheme.
Terrible luck Very importunate Does not wanna leave destroying the roots of life! ! ! !
It tries to make us believe that life is stranger (and mysterious) than we think. But the imagery has an element of great fun and humour in it. Thanks.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
A very strange poem which evokes a very amusing black humor!