Cillit Bang

Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met Barry Scott here from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and toughest toilet stains
Look at this blockage. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered limescale, rust, whose grime
And ground-in dirt, and sneer of Cillit Bang,
Tell that one bottle well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these pongy drains,
The hand that sparkles, and the dirt is gone;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“I’m Barry Scott and I’m here with Jill
Look on my works, what do you think? Well Barry,”
Nothing beside remains. Cleaning is a doddle
with that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
flowing free and smelling fresh stretch far away.

CT, 2014

Remixed works:
Ozymandias, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Phrases from the Cillit Bang ads