Playing host to a load of twaddle

The Diary’s fame spreads far and wide and indeed we were delighted to receive a letter and a poem from Pakistan.

The poem, written for us, is titled Travelling Salesman. While not directly concerning the trials and tribulations of advertising agencies, it nevertheless has a quality that words can’t describe.

The Diary has published the fourth stanza for you, which we think you’ll agree has a Miltonic quality.

Mister Wordsworth, if you are so.

No you’re not. He died a long time ago?

Who are you? A drummer? Ah!

Then I’m safe from literary history.

Like to buy an electric razor?

If anyone else has a poem they would like published, please contact Penguin.


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