Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

Madrigal - Poem by Lewis Carroll

(To Miss May Forshall.)

HE shouts amain, he shouts again,
(Her brother, fierce, as bluff King Hal),
"I tell you flat, I shall do that!"
She softly whispers " 'May' for 'shall'!"
He wistful sighed one eventide
(Her friend, that made this Madrigal),
"And shall I kiss you, pretty Miss!"
Smiling she answered " 'May' for 'shall'!"

With eager eyes my reader cries,
"Your friend must be indeed a val-
-uable child, so sweet, so mild!
What do you call her?" "May For shall."

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  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (5/5/2014 4:40:00 AM)

    Nice and simple, classic (Report) Reply

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