Arthur Guiterman

(1871-1943 / United States)

Arthur Guiterman Poems

41. Safety First 4/13/2010
42. On The Vanity Of Earthly Greatness 4/13/2010
43. Fate, The Jester 3/2/2015
44. Habits Of The Hippopotamus 4/13/2010
45. In The Hospital 1/4/2003
46. Sex 4/13/2010
47. The Chip On The Shoulder 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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Going To Dover

'Leg over leg
As the dog went to Dover;
When he came to a stile,
Jump he went over.'

Perhaps you wouldn't see it here,
But, to my fancy, 't is quite clear
That Mother Goose just meant to show
How the dog Patience on doth go:

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