Nonsense Verses

Gelett Burgess 1866 (Boston) – 1951



THE Window has Four little Panes:
But One have I;
The Window-Panes are in its sash,—
I wonder why!

2

My Feet they haul me 'round the House:
They hoist me up the Stairs;
I only have to steer them and
They ride me everywheres.

3

Remarkable truly, is Art!
See—Elliptical wheels on a Cart!
It looks very fair
In the Picture up there;
But imagine the Ride when you start!

4

[Pg 58]I'd rather have fingers than Toes;
I'd rather have Ears than a Nose:
And as for my hair,
I'm glad it's all there,
I'll be awfully sad when it goes!

5

I wish that my Room had a floor;
I don't so much care for a Door,
But this walking around
Without touching the ground
Is getting to be quite a bore!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXB XXXA CCDDC EEDDE FFGGF
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 660
Words 138
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 5, 5, 5

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