Category Poetry


A PUBLIC SERVANT by R. J. P. HEWISON Of erudition full, with due degrees, He wore his learning with conspicuous case; And, that no hint of don in him he found, Pressed both feet firmly on pragmatic ground. Pest-master of the bureaucratic craft— The minute, memorandum, précis, draft, The marginally annotated sneer, When to write […]

Burton, Lewis, Carryl

THE POET’S MISSION ~ hall caine

 (Chambers’s Journal, Volume 5) 1846 THE POET’S MISSION. Weaving light fancies, lay a youthful poet, Idly extended on the sunny grass, Listening unto the brook that ran below It, Watching the cloudlets o’er the blue sky pass. Sleep fell upon him, and a low voice stealing, Breathed his own songs—vague dreams, ideal woes ; Until […]

Nutrition Poems

Nutrition Songs, Poems and Finger Plays A Paleo Poem The Paleo Nutrition Poem Ode to Real Food Nutrition Poem Roses are red, violets are blue. We all like nutritious foods, because they are good for you. Carrots, apples, milk and more. A FAT MAN’S PRAYER by Victor Buono Lord, my soul is ripped with […]

Don’t You Quit ~ A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Don’t You Quit When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life […]


From Puck, Volumes 9-11 2 poems by R. K. MUNKITTRICK: “THE PROFESSIONAL HUMORIST” & “TO A VIRTUOUS VENDER” Click on Poem for larger view.