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Hence These Rimes Post by :desertfox71 Category :Poems Author :Bert Leston Taylor Date :October 2011 Read :1098

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Hence These Rimes

Tho' my verse is exact,
Tho' it flawlessly flows,
As a matter of fact
I would rather write prose.

While my harp is in tune,
And I sing like the birds,
I would really as soon
Write in straightaway words.

Tho' my songs are as sweet
As Apollo e'er piped,
And my lines are as neat
As have ever been typed,

I would rather write prose--
I prefer it to rime;
It's less hard to compose,
And it takes me less time.

"Well, if that be the case,"
You are moved to inquire,
"Why appropriate space
For extolling your lyre?"

I can only reply
That this form I elect
'Cause it pleases the eye,
And I like the effect.


(The end)
Bert Leston Taylor's poem: Hence These Rimes

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