Horsham’s Shelley Fountain is also known as The Rising Universe because of the way it appears to be propelled upwards by water gushing from its base, has been out of action for months. Its huge globe is resting on a steel framework behind a security fence.

When next will the Universe Rise
On its watery jets to the skies?
Must it see out its days
Perched on two RSJs?
It’s a sight that is sore to the eyes.

If the poor thing’s in need of repair,
Let me know. In a flash I’ll be there,
And its internal plumbing
Will again be heard humming
As the Universe takes to the air.

Postscript: See Horsham’s Marmite. . .

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