to lighten the mood, here’s a poem by Sheila Chisnall of Brixham, Devon, who has written a poem about an age-old problem. whole poem but knows that it included the lines Does anyone recognise it?
Mrs. S. Martin (Sheri, Mill Lane, Felbridge, East Grinstead RH19 2PE) says her grandmother used to recite a comic verse that began: Mrs. Martin would love to know what happened next.
J. Cox of Sleaford in Lincolnshire has written to me asking for help in tracing a poem about London during the Blitz. She remembers reading the poem in one of her son’s schoolbooks but she has never seen it since. Fortunately we have a large archive of war poetry and I have been able to find out that the poem is “London Under Bombardment” by Greta Briggs. I haven’t been able to discover any information about Greta but the poem was published in Field Marshal Wavell’s book Other Men’s Flowers (1944).