Arthur Clement Hilton

(1851 - 1877)

Poems of Arthur Clement Hilton

1. Ding Dong 1/1/2004
2. Mathematics 1/1/2004
3. Nonsense Verses 1/1/2004
4. Octopus 1/1/2004
5. The Heathen Pass-ee 4/22/2010
6. The Vulture and the Husbandman 1/1/2004

Octopus

By Algernon Charles Sin-Burn
Strange beauty, eight-limbed and eight-handed,
Whence camest to dazzle our eyes?
With thy bosom bespangled and banded
With the hues of the seas and the skies;
Is thy home European or Asian,
O mystical monster marine?
Part molluscous and partly crustacean,
Betwixt and between.

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