Ambrose Bierce

(24 June 1842 - 26 December 1913 / Horse Cave Creek, Ohio)

Piety


The pig is taught by sermons and epistles
To think the God of Swine has snout and bristles.

Judibras.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 09, 2001
Edited: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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  • Rookie Paulette Dilks (4/7/2006 8:53:00 AM)

    This was one of my 'daily poems' sent to me seemingly without rhyme nor reason. I was surprised at how contemporary his work would be now,2006. I could imagine him performing as the young passionate poets do, no notes, the possibility of adding sound such as snorts and possibly ironically placed swelling strings.

    This one I could see embellished with a couple of snorks at the end that Mary Walsh is so famous for. The ones that she produces with a whole donut in her mouth. (Report) Reply

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