Bert Leston Taylor

(1866-1921 / the United States)

Bert Leston Taylor Poems

1. Aprilly 9/18/2010
2. Ballade Of A Moss-Grown Symbol 9/18/2010
3. Battle Song 9/18/2010
4. Canopus 9/18/2010
5. Children 9/18/2010
6. Gentle Doctor Brown 9/18/2010
7. Hence These Years 9/18/2010
8. Invocation 9/18/2010
9. On The Eve 9/18/2010
10. Poem 9/18/2010
11. Post-Impressionism 9/18/2010
12. Spring In The Shops 9/18/2010
13. The Gadder 9/18/2010
14. The Lazy Writer 9/18/2010
15. The Riddle Of The Dinosaur 9/18/2010
16. The Rime Of The Betsy Jane 9/18/2010
17. The Road To Anywhere 9/18/2010
18. Those Flapjacks Of Brown's 9/18/2010
19. To The Proof Room 9/18/2010
20. Upon Julia's Arctics 9/18/2010

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The Riddle Of The Dinosaur

Behold the mighty dinosaur,
Famous in prehistoric lore,
Not only for his weight and length,
But for his intellectual strength.
You will observe by these remains
The creature had two sets of brains,
The one in his head, the usual place,
The other at his spinal base.
Thus he could reason a priori
As well as a posteriori.
No problem bothered him a bit,
He made both head and tail of it.
So wise he was
So wise and solemn
Each thought filled just a spinal column.
If one brain found the pressure strong,
It passed a few ideas along.
It something ...

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Whan that Aprilly with hise shoures soote
The droghte of March had perced to the roote,
I druv a motor thro' Aprilly's bliz
Somme forty mile, and dam neere lyke to friz.

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