Robert William Service (16 January 1874 - 11 September 1958 / Preston)
Poems of Robert William Service
|211.||Gods In The Gutter||1/13/2003|
|216.||Good-Bye, Little Cabin||1/13/2003|
You Can't Can Love
I don't know how the fishes feel, but I can't help thinking it odd,
That a gay young flapper of a female eel should fall in love with a cod.
Yet - that's exactly what she did and it only goes to prove,
That' what evr you do you can't put the lid on that crazy feeling Love.
Now that young tom-cod was a dreadful rake, and he had no wish to wed,
But he feared that her foolish heart would break, so this is what he said:
"Some fellows prize a woman's eyes, and some admire her lips,