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The Rubaiyat Of A Persian Kitten The Rubaiyat Of A Persian Kitten

The Rubaiyat Of A Persian Kitten
Wake! for the Golden Cat has put to flight The Mouse of Darkness with his Paw of Light: Which means, in Plain and simple every-day Unoriental Speech--The Dawn is bright. They say the Early Bird the Worm shall taste. Then rise, O Kitten! Wherefore, sleeping, waste The Fruits of Virtue? Quick! the Early Bird Will soon be on the Flutter--O make haste! The Early Bird has gone, and with him ta'en The Early Worm--Alas!... Poems - Post by : Paul_Neilson - Date : October 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 800

F. W. Hohenzollern F. W. Hohenzollern

F. W. Hohenzollern
In things like this I've always tried To look upon the Brighter Side; And when I see the Prince, I say "The Crown's worth _something_ anyway."(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: F. W. Hohenzollern... Poems - Post by : sfinco67 - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 3475

Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus
Columbus is an easy one To draw, for when the picture's done, Where is the captious critic who Can say the likeness is not true?(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: Christopher Columbus... Poems - Post by : zwenthe - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 1795

George Ade George Ade

George Ade
Somehow I always like to think Of GEORGEADE as a Summer Drink, Sparkling and cool, with just a Tang Of Pleasant Effervescent Slang; A Wholesome Tonic, without question, And Cure for Moral Indigestion. In Summer-time, beneath the shade, We find Refreshment in GEORGEADE. And 'mid the Scorching City's roar We drink him up and call for more. I often wonder what the "Trade" Buys half so precious as... Poems - Post by : lifeofadonjuan - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 2103

Hiram Maxim Hiram Maxim

Hiram Maxim
From Hiram Maxim's hair you'd think His specialty was spilling ink-- You'd never dream he'd spilt more blood Than any one man since the Flood.(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: Hiram Maxim... Poems - Post by : stockteacher - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 2466

John D. Rockefeller John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller
Few faces interest me less Than Rockefeller's, I confess. 'Twould vastly better suit my whim To draw his bank account, than him.(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: John D. Rockefeller... Poems - Post by : ezemoney - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 3540

Saint Paul Saint Paul

Saint Paul
It saddens me to think Saint Paul Such lengthy letters had to scrawl. And so to make his labor lighter I picture him with a typewriter.(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: Saint Paul... Poems - Post by : Todd_Couch - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 2554

Peter Dunne Peter Dunne

Peter Dunne
By the Harp "Shpeaking of Harps, sure me frind Pete Has got the Harp of Tara beat," Said Mr. Dooley. "Div'l a thing That boy can't play upon won shtring. For all the wurrld, to hear him play You'd think 'twas a whole orchestray. Great Shtatesmen come from far and near And shtop their talking, just to hear Him harp upon the latest kinks... Poems - Post by : Darkmanx - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 3566

George Bernard Shaw (george Bernard Shaw--oh, Yes, I Know) George Bernard Shaw (george Bernard Shaw--oh, Yes, I Know)

George Bernard Shaw (george Bernard Shaw--oh, Yes, I Know)
George Bernard Shaw--Oh, yes, I know I did him not so long ago. But then, you see, I _like_ to do George Bernard Shaw (George likes it too).(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: George Bernard Shaw (George Bernard Shaw--Oh, yes, I know)... Poems - Post by : Joe_Lavot - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 1878

Israel Zangwill Israel Zangwill

Israel Zangwill
This picture though it is not much Like Zangwill, is not void of worth It has one true Zangwillian touch It looks like nothing else on earth.(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: Israel Zangwill... Poems - Post by : Amber13 - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 3291

John Drew John Drew

John Drew
For Perfect Form there are but few That can compare with Mr. Drew; A Form most fittingly displayed In roles from London, tailor-made By Messrs. Maughn, Pinero, Jones, In quiet, gentlemanly tones. The _Nouveaux-Riches_ flock, day by day, To learn from John how to display (Without unnecessary gloom) The manners of the drawing-room. This possibly may be the cause (Or one of them) why John Drew draws.(The end)Oliver... Poems - Post by : David - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 3146

J. Forbes-robertson J. Forbes-robertson

J. Forbes-robertson
I'm told the Artist who aspires To draw Forbes-Robertson requires A Sargent's brush. Dear me! how sad! I've lost the only one I had.(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: J. Forbes-Robertson... Poems - Post by : John_Pleiter - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 1829

Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen
I once drew Ibsen, looking bored Across a deep Norwegian Fjord, And very nearly every one Mistook him for the midnight sun.(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: Henrik Ibsen... Poems - Post by : Faizal - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 2477

David Belasco David Belasco

David Belasco
Behold Belasco in his den, Wielding the scissors, paste and pen, And writing with consummate skill A play by W. De Mille.(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: David Belasco... Poems - Post by : ROIpath - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 3214

G. K. Chesterton G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton
When Plain Folk, such as you or I, See the Sun sinking in the sky, We think it is the Setting Sun, But Mr. Gilbert Chesterton Is not so easily misled. He calmly stands upon his head, And upside down obtains a new And Chestertonian point of view, Observing thus, how from his toes The sun creeps nearer to his nose, He cries with wonder and delight, "How... Poems - Post by : national3 - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 1562

William Howard Taft William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft
I'm sorry William Taft is out Of Politics; without a doubt Of all the Presidential crew He was the easiest to do.(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: William Howard Taft... Poems - Post by : bydnas - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 1334

Arnold Bennett Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett
'Tis very comforting to know That every other day or so A Book by Bennett will appear To charm the Western Hemisphere. I see him now, with zeal sublime, Pounding from dawn to dinner-time Four typewriters, with hands and feet. When the four novels are complete, He'll fold, and send _a grande vitesse_ His Quadrumanuscript to press. P. S. Just think how much we'd have to read... Poems - Post by : hpandw - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 2593

John S. Sargent John S. Sargent

John S. Sargent
Here's Sargent doing the Duchess X In pink velours and pea-green checks. "It helps," says he, "to lift your Grace A bit above the commonplace."(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: John S. Sargent... Poems - Post by : adambm - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 3222

Brander Matthews Brander Matthews

Brander Matthews
I'd best beware how I make free With Brander Matthews L. L. D. Since Prexy Wilson's paved the way He may be President some day.(The end)Oliver Herford's poem: Brander Matthews... Poems - Post by : Mack_the_Knife - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 1423

George Bernard Shaw (the Very Name Of Bernard Shaw) George Bernard Shaw (the Very Name Of Bernard Shaw)

George Bernard Shaw (the Very Name Of Bernard Shaw)
The very name of Bernard Shaw Fills me with mingled Mirth and Awe. Mixture of Mephistopheles, Don Quixote, and Diogenes, The Devil's wit, the Don's Romance Joined to the Cynic's arrogance. Framed on Pythagorean plan, A Vegetable Souperman. Here you may see him crown with bay The Greatest Playwright of his day;(1) Observe the look of Self Distrust And Diffidence--upon the bust. (1) For "his"... Poems - Post by : VictorE - Date : August 2011 - Author : Oliver Herford - Read : 2867