Chinese New Year 2016 : The Year of the Monkey

Those born in Monkey years… are clever, sharp, mercurial, and entertaining. — Susan Levitt

The Monkey’s a delightful beast
Who loves a party or a feast.
When Monkey is the host, the guest
Will get of food and drink the best
Because the clever Monkey tends
To choose for Monkey’s many friends
From Thornton’s Budgens plenitude
Of wondrous Chinese drink and food !

Robert Ilson,
Poet Laureate