Mr Gnome cheers lustily at the appointment of Carol Ann Duffy as Poet Laureate.
He feels no shame in admitting that his knowledge of Ms Duffy's ouevre is limited to one poem.
But what a poem - the much anthologised 'Prayer'.
The HB has committed it to memory - feel free to ask him for a recitation should you so wish.
Mr G would reproduce 'Prayer' here, were it not for the fact that his wish to introduce this great sonnet to his readers is exceeded in strength (only just) by his respect for the author's copyright.