They tell me that euphoria is the…
well, today I feel euphorian,
Today I have the agility of a Gre…
Yes, today I may even go forth wi…
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…
A shrimp who sought his lady shrim…
Could catch no glimpse
Not even a glimp.
At times, translucence
Is rather a nuisance.
And middle age ends
The day your descendents
Outnumber your friends.
Oh, “rorty” was a mid-Victorian w…
Which meant “fine, splendid, jolly…
And often to me it has reoccurred
In moments melancholy.
For instance, children, I think i…
Your hopeless patients will live,
Your healthy patients will die.
I have only this word to give:
Wonder, and find out why
So Thomas Edison
Never drank his medicine;
So Blackstone and Hoyle
Refused cod-liver oil;
So Sir Thomas Malory
In January everything freezes.
We have two children. Both are sh…
This is our January rule:
One girl in bed, and one in school…
In February the blizzard whirls.
People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People loo…
At them with eyes that wonder when…
People watch with unshocked eyes;
Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.
Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky;
Contrariwise, my blood runs cold
When little boys go by.
For little boys as little boys,
Who is the happy husband? Why, in…
'Tis he who’s useless in the time…
Who, asked to unclasp a bracelet o…
Contrives to be utterly futile, fu…
Or when a zipper nips his loved on…
Spend the winter at the bottom of…
You go to Paris and live on champ…
If you’re dipsomognac.
For years we’ve had a little dog,
Last year we acquired a big dog;
He wasn’t big when we got him,
He was littler than the dog we had…
We thought our little dog would lo…