Behold the mighty dinosaur,
Famous in prehistoric lore,
Not only for his weight and length,
But for his intellectual strength.
When quacks with pills political would dope us,
When politics absorbs the livelong day,
I like to think about that star Canopus,
Across the places deep and dim,
And places brown and bare,
It reaches to the planet s rim
I cannot tell you how I love
The canvases o ...
In summer I’m disposed to shirk,
As summer is no time to work.
In winter inspiration dies
For lack of out-door exercise.
When as galoshed my Julia goes,
Unbuckled all from top to toes,
How swift the poem becometh prose!
And when I cast mine eyes and see
Whan that Aprilly with hise shoures soote
The droghte of March had perced to the roote,
I druv a motor thro' Aprilly's bliz
Time's the Master Critic,
Only he can say
What, among these verses,
Good and bad and worse is --
Now fare they forth to battle,
And none for peace shall sue;
And ye who sneer and cavil --
They fight your battle, too.