Poems of the Week

Stolen Goods

by Simon MacCulloch

“The British Museum has solicited the public’s help in finding an estimated 2,000 artifacts
that had been stolen from the institution’s collection over the course of several years.”

Rishi Sunak cancelled his meeting with the Greek prime minister after [the minister] told the BBC
on Sunday he wanted… the Elgin Marbles… returned from the British Museum to Greece.


Those insolent Greeks who decry us
Are really insufferably pious
To claim they’re bereft;
When we talked about theft
We clearly meant from us, not by us.