A Poetry Archive recording by

Spike Milligan


These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

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  • Silly Verse for Kids, Puffin Books, 1989
  • Hidden Words: Collected Poems (for adults), Penguin Books, 1997
  • Spike's Poems, BBC Books, 2002
  • Spike's Poems: Knees, Fleas, Hidden Elephants and Other Poems BBC Audiobooks Ltd, 2002
  • The Magical World of Milligan Virgin Books, 2009. A new children's compendium, which gathers together a grand selection of Milligan favourites in full colour and complete with Spike's drawings and sketches. Online discount available.
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