Guy Wetmore Carryl

(1873-1904 / the United States)

Guy Wetmore Carryl Poems

1. The Impetuous Breeze And The Diplomatic Sun 9/7/2010
2. The Impecunious Cricket And The Frugal Ant 9/7/2010
3. The Hospitable Caledonian And The Thankless Viper 9/7/2010
4. The Iconoclastic Rustic And The Apropos Acorn 9/7/2010
5. The Microscopic Trout And The Machiavellian Fisherman 9/7/2010
6. The Persevering Tortoise And The Pretentious Hare 9/7/2010
7. The Precipitate Cock And The Unappreciated Pearl 9/7/2010
8. The Singular Sangfroid Of Baby Bunting 9/7/2010
9. Harlequin 10/1/2012
10. June 10/1/2012
11. The Passing Of Pan 10/1/2012
12. Shells 10/1/2012
13. Paris 10/1/2012
14. Hesperia 10/1/2012
15. The Unusual Goose And The Imbecilic Woodcutter 9/7/2010
16. The Pampered Lapdog And The Misguided Ass 9/7/2010
17. The Impetuous Breeze And The Diplomatic Sun 9/7/2010
18. At Twilight 9/7/2010
19. How A Beauty Was Waked And Her Suitor Was Suited 9/7/2010
20. How Rumplestilz Held Out In Vain For A Bonus 9/7/2010
21. The Confidant Peasant And The Maladroit Bear 9/7/2010
22. Ad Finem Fideles 9/7/2010
23. The Inhuman Wolf And The Lamb Sans Gene 9/7/2010
24. The Patrician Peacocks And The Overweening Jay 9/7/2010
25. The Rude Rat And The Unostentatious Oyster 9/7/2010
26. The Urban Rat And The Suburban Rat 9/7/2010
27. The Abbreviated Fox And His Sceptical Comrades 9/7/2010
28. The Ambitious Fox And The Unapproachable Grapes 9/7/2010
29. How Jack Made The Giants Uncommonly Sore 9/7/2010
30. Atlantis 10/1/2012
31. Gettysburg 10/1/2012
32. Gloria Mundi 10/1/2012
33. The Embarrasing Episode Of Little Miss Muffet 3/20/2015
34. Phoebus Apollo 10/1/2012
35. How Jack Found That Beans May Go Back On A Chap 9/7/2010
36. When The Great Gray Ships Come In 9/7/2010
37. The Impecunious Cricket And The Frugal Ant 9/7/2010
38. How Beauty Contrived To Get Square With The Beast 9/7/2010
39. How Fair Cinderella Disposed Of Her Shoe 9/7/2010
40. The Vainglorious Oak And The Modest Bulrush 9/7/2010
Best Poem of Guy Wetmore Carryl

The Sycophantic Fox And The Gullible Raven

A raven sat upon a tree,
And not a word he spoke, for
His beak contained a piece of Brie.
Or, maybe it was Roquefort.
We'll make it any kind you please -
At all events it was a cheese.

Beneath the tree's umbrageous limb
A hungry fox sat smiling;
He saw the raven watching him,
And spoke in words beguiling:
'J'admire,' said he, 'ton beau plumage!'
(The which was simply persiflage.)

Two things there are, no doubt you know,
To which a fox is used:
A rooster that is bound to crow,
A crow that's bound to roost;
And whichsoever he espies
He ...

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The light of suns unseen, through depths of sea descending,
Within her street awakes the ghost of noon
To bide its little hour and die unheeded, blending
Into her night that knows nor stars nor moon.
The hurrying feet of storms that trample o'er the surges
Arouse no echo in these silent deeps;
No thunder thrills her peace, no sword of lightning scourges
The dim, dead calm where lost Atlantis sleeps.

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