John Milton Hayes

(1884-1940 / Lancashire, England)

The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God


There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu,
There's a little marble cross below the town;
There's a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew,
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  • Rookie - 94 Points Stephen Loomes (7/24/2013 2:04:00 AM)

    Really great exotic narrative told with a rollicking meter, a joy for the reader (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 508 Points Ramesh T A (7/24/2012 3:39:00 PM)

    It is so to say is an entertainment piece many may have missed it at first sight! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (7/24/2012 6:09:00 AM)

    It is always a pleasure reading the older classical poems. The moral of the story here is, be careful what you wish for, you may get it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,292 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (7/24/2012 1:16:00 AM)

    Legendary posting by PH regarding a legend from Asia. Nice put. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Peter Stockwell (11/5/2009 9:05:00 AM)

    For a man of straitened means/Is allowed to have his dreams/And that emerald must be surely worth a bomb/So he pinched it just for him/And the girl was really dim/He was going to flog it off before too long. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nev Robinson (8/5/2009 4:48:00 AM)

    My dad used to perform this as a party piece when I was about 6 years old. Like in 1932. He accompanied on the piano from some very tattered paper music. I would be very interested to know about the music. I kept it and played it for years until about 1958, but it got lost when I migrated to New Zealand. I would love to hear from anyone with further interest or knowledge. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ian Howe (2/26/2006 2:59:00 PM)

    I was born in England and this particular piece was a music hall classic.In my student days it was a favoutite at parties after we had more than enough to drink. I have not read it or heard it for years. I now live in the USA, strange what you miss isn't it. (Report) Reply

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