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Poem – A Fair Exchange

Would you be much impressed, my dear, Now you’ve adopted shorts, If males like me came dressed, my dear, In skirts, to divers sports? With gussets, flares and pleats and things Like that, we’d give our fancy wings To grace … Continue reading

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Poem – Autumn Interlude

I said goodbye to the bees last Friday week, To blooms, and to things like these, for Winter bleak Was shouting loud from the hills, and flinging high His gossamer net that fills frail Autumn’s sky. So I said goodbye … Continue reading

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Poem – The Lips Of Ages

Down thro’ the ages these same sticks Have played on man their knavish tricks. Down thro’ the ages these false lips Have been as blessings or as whips To scourge poor man to actions rash In waging wars or wasting … Continue reading

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Poem – One Dull Man

  Why did you play your spade in there? (said she). I can’t think why you don’t take care (said she). You fuss and fiddle with every card As tho’ you found the game too hard You hung on to … Continue reading

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Poem – The Alcoholic Albatross

Brothers, what are we to think When we muse upon strong drink? Is it bad or is it good? Is it poison or is it food? Albatrosses, so say some, Find great benefit in rum, And, in gratitude for nips, … Continue reading

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