Don Marquis

Don Marquis Poems

1. Pete the parrot and shakespeare 10/13/2016
2. Archy Confesses 10/13/2016
3. The Old Trouper 10/13/2016
4. The Fairy and the Firefly 2/21/2016
5. The Tom-Cat 8/6/2015

Comments about Don Marquis

  • P.l. Wick (2/22/2014 12:12:00 AM)

    Your bio is not quite correct: Archy was the supposed author of some of Marquis' poems. Mehitabel was only a character of whom Archy wrote...the cat did not actually do any of the authorship. Details, gents, details. pw

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Best Poem of Don Marquis

Pete the parrot and shakespeare

I got acquainted with
a parrot named pete recently
who is an interesting bird
pete says he used
to belong to the fellow
that ran the mermaid tavern
in london then i said
you must have known
shakespeare know him said pete
poor mutt i knew him well
he called me pete and i called him
bill but why do you say poor mutt
well said pete bill was a
disappointed man and was always
boring his friends about what
he might have been and done
if he only had a fair break
two or three pints of sack
and sherris and the tears
would trickle down into ...

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