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Funny Short Poems - 828

Poem : The Lamplighter by Robert Louis Stevenson

My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky.
It's time to take the window to see Leerie going by;
For every night at teatime and before you take your seat,
With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street.

Now Tom would be a driver and Maria go to sea,
And my papa's a banker and as rich as he can be;
But I, when I am stronger and can choose what I'm to do,
O Leerie, I'll go round at night and light the lamps with you!

For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door,
And Leerie stops to light it as he lights so many more;
And oh! before you hurry by with ladder and with light;
O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him to-night!


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Poem : Shoals by Raymond A. Foss

A trip to the Isles of Shoals
September, after the hurricanes
warm tropical water
sea foam bright, southern
a different smell that day
of other islands
Rocks pumiced by the Atlantic
poison ivy free to grow
deepening burgundy now
before winter
lunch on the rocks, watch the waves
crash at the rising of the tide
salt air
seals on the next island
ready for our cameras on the return trip
a sunset on the ocean
long shadows
a diving gull
undulating reflections

July 15, 2006 15:13


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Poem : Very Good by Raymond A. Foss


After the sixth day, the Lord looked on creation
the humans he had created, the man, the woman
those born in His image.
Unlike the prior five days of Creation,
He said it was very good,
not merely good.
We were very good, precious, special
standing apart from the rest of creation.
If only we had understood this distinction,
and the desire of God for closeness
with His created, what might have been,
what might the man, the woman,
said to the serpent, the tempter?
Would the juice of the forbidden fruit have
lingered on the chin, staining history?

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7,
Genesis 1:28-31, and
the sermon, “Seeing With New Eyes”,
by the Rev. Lori Eldredge,
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH 2/10/08


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Poem : To Mr. Lawrence by John Milton

Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son,
Now that the fields are dank, and ways are mire,
Where shall we sometimes meet, and by the fire
Help waste a sullen day, what may be won
From the hard season gaining? Time will run
On smoother, till Favonius reinspire
The frozen earth, and clothe in fresh attire
The lily and rose, that neither sowed nor spun.
What neat repast shall feast us, light and choice,
Of Attic taste, with wine, whence we may rise
To hear the lute well touched, or artful voice
Warble immortal notes and Tuscan air?
He who of those delights can judge, and spare
To interpose them oft, is not unwise.



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