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Anent Halley's Comet Anent Halley's Comet

Anent Halley's Comet
Oh, how sick of Halley's comet! Almost makes me want to vomit. Can't pick up a magazine, Halley's comet isn't seen. When the weary day is done, Still no peace unless you shun Every living soul you meet Talking comet on the street. Should you occupy the pews, See the Hipp or read the news, Fall asleep and chance to dream, Halley's comet still the theme.... Poems - Post by : huffdaddy - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 642

Philosophy At A Banquet Philosophy At A Banquet

Philosophy At A Banquet
Old Socrates who thought he knew A philosophic thing or two, Believed that man was made to walk Or lounge about the streets and talk Of life and death and virtues true, And what a fellow ought to do; While poor Xantippe, so I'm told, Remained at home to drudge and scold. But Epicurus seemed to think That man was made to eat and drink, A doctrine quite as orthodox,... Poems - Post by : salec - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1233

Wes Banks Wes Banks

Wes Banks
Wes Banks, you know, he teaches school, Has teached for nigh on forty year, And I jist want to say right here, That though he may not fit your rule, Wes Banks, by jings, he ain't no fool. And if you bet your dough 'gin Wes, You'll want your money back, I guess. Wes Banks, he never wears a tie-- Them things, you know, some call cravats,... Poems - Post by : drdhealth - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1199

The First Mess Of Greens The First Mess Of Greens

The First Mess Of Greens
You may boast of landscapes golden With the harvest's ripenin' grain, Or of Autumn pensive foldin, All her flowers to sleep again; But to me the woods a-ringin' With the notes of happy birds When the April buds is springin' Is a song too sweet for words: And the beautifullest, since you ask it, In art or nature's scenes, Is Kate... Poems - Post by : blansinger - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1120

Wes Perkins Wes Perkins

Wes Perkins
I've read of Bob Burdett, And Billin's, Twain and Bret And the whole endurin' set Of funny men, I guess; But I never yit have found, No matter how renowned, A wit that's ever downed Our Perkins, boys call Wes. You sildom ketch him lyin'; Not much for speechifyin'; And he 'pears just half-way tryin' When he does git off his wit:... Poems - Post by : ryandeiss - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1651

One-armed Joe One-armed Joe

One-armed Joe
Ricollect ol' One-Armed Joe? Lost it grindin' cane. Same blame feller 't used to go Round with Lizy Jane Grindin' sorghum ever fall. Lizy Jane wuz Joe's ol' mare; Never showed her at a fair, But blamed 'f she couldn't beat all Ringsters to an ol' cane sweep That ever stepped a mile. Never fat, Ring-bone an' bob-tail an' all that, But law! she made the cane-mill weep!... Poems - Post by : Marklouw - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1023

The School Of Skinny The School Of Skinny

The School Of Skinny
Have you never heard the story of the good old country school With its rude split-bottomed benches and its ancient dunce's stool? Where Webster's Blue-back Speller was the only standard text, And supplied the place of grammar that our late forefathers vexed; Where they never heard of Latin or the Greek subjunctive mode, But sang their mult-plication like a patriotic ode? The Master, he was skinny, with a lean and hungry look; And a countenance as placid as a frozen... Poems - Post by : gharlow - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1877

My Muse My Muse

My Muse
Oh! couldst thou know her faithful art! When troubled dreams disturb the brain, Though rattling sleet be on the pane, Beneath the window of my heart, I hear her cheering strain-- My Muse who never will depart For life's cold wintry rain.(The end)Cotton Noe's poem: My Muse... Poems - Post by : simplem1 - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 3515

The Bloom Of Love! The Bloom Of Love!

The Bloom Of Love!
(Double Acrostic) Romance by the little stream, Where the wild-rose blooms so fair; Oh, who would mar that happy dream I see enacted there? Beauteous orioles are they-- Little timid, tongueless birds-- Each listening to the voiceless lay, Love strives to put in words. Roses drop their petals round; In the air a sweet perfume; Till time no... Poems - Post by : rmholla - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 2157

In The Mountains Of Kentucky (a Song) In The Mountains Of Kentucky (a Song)

In The Mountains Of Kentucky (a Song)
In the mountains of Kentucky, Where the ivy's astral bloom And the laurel's waxen petals Shed a rich and rare perfume; Where the purple rhododendron And the wild forget-me-not Bloom in amorous profusion Round a little mossy grot. It was there I left Rowena, She is waiting now for me, While I linger here impatient, For... Poems - Post by : dgreen - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 718

Silhouettes Silhouettes

Silhouettes
The flickering carbon threw a stream Of bluish light over the sleety street. Men and women everywhere were hurrying homeward, Shivering for the comfort that was gleaming Through many a window from blazing hearths within. The freezing rain was biting like an adder. Down the icy thoroughfare, Muffled deep in furs and ulster, Madly rushed the Wall-street banker, Plunging through the storm and shadow, Impatient for the shelter of his mansion.... Poems - Post by : Cherylyne - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1318

The Moonshiners The Moonshiners

The Moonshiners
Where the trailing arbutus filled the cove With a perfume as sweet as the breath of love, And the mountain ivy's astral bloom Made radiant light of the darkest gloom, A maiden dwelt as stainless the while As the baytree's bloom in the steep defile; And she loved a youth with a heart as true As ever has beaten for me or you. Soon summer passed and the autumn came With its goldenrod and... Poems - Post by : papalarry - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 2746

A Recollection A Recollection

A Recollection
Clouds of sorrow cannot hide Gleams of sunshine gilding hours Of happy memory, sweet as flowers Ever blooming by the wayside, Thronged with thorn and thistle. Reapers binding sheaves of plenty, Think the golden dreams of twenty Thrill them deepest; and the whistle Of some lone love-dreaming bird In the meadow, wakes to memory Notes... Poems - Post by : charlesfuchs - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1541

My Jewels My Jewels

My Jewels
His little Blue Dress is hidden away From the eyes of the vulgar world,-- And the dear little Shoes,--more precious are they Than silver or gold empearled-- Jewels that lure like the stars above, Hidden from all but the eyes of love. I watched him oft with a mother's heart As he played with his dear little toys; But now he is gone, and I sit apart... Poems - Post by : dawnhall - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1053

The Rose Of Love The Rose Of Love

The Rose Of Love
The flowers closed their autumn bloom Awhile the bleak winds blew, And meekly bowing to their doom They lay in shroud of frozen gloom The whole long winter through. There's ever been the same sad tale To tell of Nature's loves; Her artful methods never fail To win the hearts they once assail, Though she inconstant proves. Last spring I heard the whisperings... Poems - Post by : Oracle_320th - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 2496

Her Eyes Her Eyes

Her Eyes
I dare not look again! In those vast depths of infinite blue There are visions of joy and love as true As ever haunted a poet's ken. This sordid earth's my lot; Those dreams must be forgot-- I dare not look again. I dare not look again!... Poems - Post by : Amber_Lowery - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 2660

Natura Natura

Natura
O beauteous maid, my heart is thine; I lay its dearest offering at thy feet; I burn its sweetest incense on thy shrine, For thou, sweet maid, art all divine, For worship thou art meet. Let those who never felt the glow That summer suns have spread o'er flowery meads, Whose hearts have never thrilled at arch-ed bow, Or when the cascade's crystal flow Is sparkling... Poems - Post by : badcat1 - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1317

Jack And Jill Jack And Jill

Jack And Jill
We played beside the little rill That flows to larger river; We heard the mating mocking-birds trill, The robins piped upon the hill, And Cupid strung his little bow and filled his little quiver: Then she, we played, was little Jill, And I was Jack, her lover. But floating down the little stream Toward the larger river, The rippling of the waves did seem... Poems - Post by : pauli - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 1683

Beneath The Chestnut Tree Beneath The Chestnut Tree

Beneath The Chestnut Tree
Long years ago in childhood's hour. Beneath an old Beech Tree, A sweeter and a daintier flower Than ever graced a lea, Unfolded all its beauteous bloom And shed its rich and rare perfume Alone, alone for me. The dewdrop sparkling on the rose Is fresh and fair to see; I love the lily when it blows And rocks the cradled... Poems - Post by : Jasper_Nell - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 2856

Down Lover's Lane Down Lover's Lane

Down Lover's Lane
Down Lover's Lane the creamy spray Of elder blooms enchants the way, And dappled shadows sport and play, Down Lover's Lane! Here happy redbirds glint and gloom, The wildrose sheds a sweet perfume, But death oft lurks in leaf and bloom, Down Lover's Lane!(The end)Cotton Noe's poem: Down Lover's Lane... Poems - Post by : creditmd - Date : October 2011 - Author : Cotton Noe - Read : 2142