Bono popped over to Jerusalem and stayed in a swish hotel.
Rather than spending the time like a normal person, forcing towels into his suitcase and moaning about the sachets of UHT milk, he dashed off a little poem:
The poem Bono left behind at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. What are the 3 words above the dog? "Reading Am ..."? twitter.com/bethandbono/st…— bethandbono (@bethandbono) April 18, 2012
I think they'd have preferred a tenner slipped onto the bedside table, but still, it's quite a nice gesture.
Obviously it's not a very good poem, and it's horrible overwritten, relying on clunking imagery to fumble towards a big political theme. But that's how you can be sure it's a genuine Bono work and not a forgery.
[Thanks to Michael M]