In spite of her sniffle,
Some girls with a sniffle
Would be weepy and tiffle;
They would look awful,
So Thomas Edison
Never drank his medicine;
So Blackstone and Hoyle
Refused cod-liver oil;
So Sir Thomas Malory
Sure, deck your limbs in pants,
Yours are the limbs, my sweeting.
You look divine as you advance . .…
Have you seen yourself retreating?
The solitary huntsman
No coat of pink doth wear,
But midnight black from cap to spu…
Upon his midnight mare.
He drones a tuneless jingle
Beneath this slab
John Brown is stowed.
He watched the ads
And not the road.
The ant has made himself illustrio…
Through constant industry industri…
Would you be calm and placid,
If you were full of formic acid?
Let’s straighten this out, my litt…
And reach an agreement if we can.
I entered your door as an honored…
My shoes are shined and my trouser…
And I won’t stretch out and read…
Praise the spells and bless the ch…
I found April in my arms.
April golden, April cloudy,
Gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy;
April soft in flowered languor,
The truth I do not stretch or sho…
When I state that the dog is full…
I’ve also found, by actual test,
A wet dog is the lovingest.
A shrimp who sought his lady shrim…
Could catch no glimpse
Not even a glimp.
At times, translucence
Is rather a nuisance.
The rhino is a homely beast,
For human eyes he’s not a feast.
Farwell, farewell, you old rhinoce…
I’ll stare at something less prepo…
Song of the Open Road
I think that I shall never see
A billboard as lovely as a tree.
Perhaps unless the billboards fall…
I’ll never see a tree at all.
The camel has a single hump;
The dromedary, two;
Or else the other way around.
I’m never sure. Are you?
I find it very hard to be fair-min…
About people who go around being a…
I just can’t see any fun
In soaring up up up into the sun
When the chances are still a fresh…
He who is ridden by a conscience
Worries about a lot of nonscience;
He without benefit of scruples
His fun and income soon quadruples…