Arthur Clement Hilton

(1851 - 1877)

Arthur Clement Hilton Poems

1. Ding Dong 1/1/2004
2. The Heathen Pass-Ee 4/22/2010
3. The Vulture And The Husbandman 1/1/2004
4. Nonsense Verses 1/1/2004
5. Mathematics 1/1/2004
6. Octopus 1/1/2004

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Octopus

By Algernon Charles Sin-Burn
Strange beauty, eight-limbed and eight-handed,
Whence camest to dazzle our eyes?
With thy bosom bespangled and banded
With the hues of the seas and the skies;
Is thy home European or Asian,
O mystical monster marine?
Part molluscous and partly crustacean,
Betwixt and between.
Wast thou born to the sound of sea trumpets?
Hast thou eaten and drunk to excess
Of the sponges -- thy muffins and crumpets,
Of the seaweed -- thy mustard and cress?
Wast thou nurtured in caverns of coral,
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