5 SEPTEMBER 1958, Page 31

Poets from linie inunenrorial have addressed lyrics 10 the moon.

Competitors are invited, for the usual prize of six guineas, to write not more than sixteen lines of verse, by way of apology, warning or sympathy, on the occasion of recent and forthcoming attempts. to assault her with rockets. Poems may, but need not be, parodies of earlier songs addressed to her.

Entries, addressed 'Spectator Competition No. 447,' 99 Gower Street, London, WCI, by Septem- ber 16. Results on September 26,