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(7 May 1892 – 20 April 1982 / Glencoe, Illinois)

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The End of the World

Quite unexpectedly, as Vasserot
The armless ambidextrian was lighting
A match between his great and second toe,
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  • * Sunprincess * (12/17/2013 7:25:00 AM)

    seems to be the end of the circus...nice write..

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  • Valerie Dohren (12/17/2013 5:47:00 AM)

    Regardless of the typo, I love this - especially the second stanza. Cancelled skies - brilliant.

  • alan barlow (12/22/2011 6:04:00 AM)

    Two years later, the same poem has the same typo:

    'Quite unexpectedly to top blew off: '

    should be:

    'Quite unexpectedly the top blew off: '

  • alan barlow (9/13/2009 6:01:00 AM)

    The last line of the first verse should read
    '...the top blew off.'

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