Eugene Field

(2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States)

Eugene Field Poems

281. A heine love song 1/1/2004
282. A Fickle Woman 4/9/2010
283. A drinking song 1/1/2004
284. A Dream Of Sunshine 4/9/2010
285. A Democratic Hymn 4/9/2010
286. A Chaucerian Paraphrase of Horace 1/1/2004
287. "lollyby, lolly, lollyby" 1/1/2004
288. "booh!" 1/1/2004

"booh!"

On afternoons, when baby boy has had a splendid nap,
And sits, like any monarch on his throne, in nurse's lap,
In some such wise my handkerchief I hold before my face,
And cautiously and quietly I move about the place;
Then, with a cry, I suddenly expose my face to view,
And you should hear him laugh and crow when I say "Booh"!

Sometimes the rascal tries to make believe that he is scared,
And really, when I first began, he stared, and stared, and stared;

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