Nuggets and Aphorisms

Food for thought. These first appeared in Amit Varma's blog, India Uncut

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

No one's there, and he's bugging me

As I was going up the stair
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
I wish, I wish, he'd go away
"Antigonish", by Hughes Mearns.

Note: I'd originally mistakenly picked up from somewhere that this ditty was by John Donne. My mistake. Sorry. J Alfred Prufrock 2 kindly sent me an email pointing out my mistake, as well as another ditty by Mearns:
As I was sitting in my chair,
I knew the bottom wasn't there,
Nor legs nor back, but I just sat,
Ignoring little things like that.
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