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. In The Hospital 1/4/2003
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

  • Donmelba74@gmail.com (7/31/2018 11:44:00 PM)

    Send under the goal post, poem to this email please

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  • Donald Smith (7/31/2018 11:43:00 PM)

    Send the poem under the goal post to donmelba74@gmail.com

  • Donald Smith (7/31/2018 11:41:00 PM)

    Had declamation in high school used the poem, Under the Goal Post, by Arthur Guiterman, now cant find, anyone know why?

  • 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

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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The Idol-Maker Prays

Great god whom I shall carve from this gray stone
   Wherein thou liest, hid to all but me,
Grant thou that when my art hath made thee known
   And others bow, I shall not worship thee.
But, as I pray thee now, then let me pray
   Some greater god, -- like thee to be conceived
Within my soul, -- for strength to turn away
   From his new altar, when, that task achieved,
He, too, stands manifest. Yea, let me yearn

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