How pleasant to sit on the beach,
On the beach, on the sand, in the…
With ocean galore within reach,
And nothing at all to be done!
No letters to answer,
The doctor gets you when you’re bo…
The preacher, when you marry,
And the lawyer lurks with costly c…
If too much on you carry.
Professional men, they have no car…
A mighty creature is the germ,
Though smaller than a pachyderm.
His customary dwelling place
Is deep within the human race.
His childish pride he often please…
I don’t mind eels
Except as meals.
And the way they feels.
Some singers sing of ladies’ eyes,
And some of ladies lips,
Refined ones praise their ladylike…
And course ones hymn their hips.
The Oxford Book of English Verse
Isabel met an enormous bear,
Isabel, Isabel, didn’t care;
The bear was hungry, the bear was…
The bear’s big mouth was cruel and…
The bear said, Isabel, glad to me…
Sure, deck your limbs in pants;
Yours are the limbs, my sweeting.
You look divine as you advance—
Have you seen yourself retreating?
I didn’t go to church today,
I trust the Lord to understand.
The surf was swirling blue and whi…
The children swirling on the sand.
He knows, He knows how brief my s…
This one is entering her teens,
Ripe for sentimental scenes,
Has picked a gangling unripe male,
Sees herself in a bridal veil,
Presses lips and tosses head,
I test my bath before I sit,
And I’m always moved to wondermen…
That what chills the finger not a…
Is so frigid upon the fundament.
People live forever in Jacksonvil…
But you don’t have to live forever…
The entrance requirements for gram…
You only have to live until your c…
From that point on you start looki…
The summer like a rajah dies,
And every widowed tree
Kindles for Congregationalist eye…
An alien suttee.