Arthur Guiterman

(1871-1943 / United States)

Arthur Guiterman Poems

41. Hills 4/13/2010
42. On The Vanity Of Earthly Greatness 4/13/2010
43. In The Hospital 1/4/2003
44. The Legend Of The First Cam-U-El: An Arabian Apologue 4/13/2010
45. Sex 4/13/2010
46. The Chip On The Shoulder 4/13/2010
47. Habits Of The Hippopotamus 4/13/2010
48. Strictly Germ-Proof 4/13/2010

Comments about Arthur Guiterman

  • Patti Howell (1/2/2005 1:18:00 PM)

    I have heard of a poem by Arthur Guiterman about the camel and how he came to have a split lip. Does anyone have this poem at their disposal? E-mail to pchowell@everestkc.net
    Thanks,
    Patti

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Best Poem of Arthur Guiterman

Strictly Germ-Proof

The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup
Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gamboled up;
They looked upon the Creature with a loathing undisguised;—
It wasn't Disinfected and it wasn't Sterilized.

They said it was a Microbe and a Hotbed of Disease;
They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees;
They froze it in a freezer that was cold as Banished Hope
And washed it in permanganate with carbolated soap.

In sulphurated hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They trimmed its frisky whiskers with a pair of hard-boiled shears;
They ...

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In The Hospital

Because on the branch that is tapping my pane
   A sun-wakened leaf-bud, uncurled,
Is bursting its rusty brown sheathing in twain,
   I know there is Spring in the world.

Because through the sky-patch whose azure and white
   My window frames all the day long,
A yellow-bird dips for an instant of flight,
   I know there is Song.

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