Poems of the Week

B&B by the Sea

by Jerome Betts

“The world’s best B&B is in Torquay, says TripAdvisor”
—London Evening Standard

The English Riviera’s Queen
Has splashed worldwide on page and screen
Not for its rather faded charms
Bedecked with NZ cabbage-palms,
Or once inspiring Aggie C.
To dream up Belgium’s Hercule P.
Or wits to fill our idle hours
With that great series Fawlty Towers,
But for possessing, pace Cleese,
The very best of B & Bs.