The Intruder

Christopher Morley 1890 (Haverford) – 1957



AS I sat, to sift my dreaming
To the meet and needed word,
Came a merry Interruption
With insistence to be heard.

Smiling stood a maid beside me,
Half alluring and half shy;
Soft the white hint of her bosom-
Escapade was in her eye.

'I must not be so invaded,'
(IN anger then I cried)-
'Can't you see that I am busy?
Tempting creature, stay outside!

'Pearly rascal, I am writing:
I am now composing verse-
Fie on antic invitation:
Wanton, vanish-fly-disperse!

'Baggage, in my godlike moment
What have I to do with thee?'
And she laughed as she departed-
'I am Poetry,' said she.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCB DEXE FGDG AHCH XDFD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 582
Words 111
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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