John Godfrey Saxe

(1816-1887 / the United States)

John Godfrey Saxe Poems

1. I'm Growing Old 5/14/2015
2. Tale of a Dog 5/27/2015
3. The Origin of Wine 9/7/2015
4. Le Jardin Mabile 11/17/2015
5. How the Raven Became Black 12/10/2015
6. Treasure In Heaven 3/16/2015
7. The Old Year And The New 12/11/2015
8. Love And Lucre 9/16/2010
9. Bereavement 9/16/2010
10. Rhyme Of The Rail 9/16/2010
11. Early Rising 9/16/2010
12. A Persian Tale 9/16/2010
13. Love Crowned 9/16/2010
14. Justine, You Love Me Not! 9/16/2010
15. My Familiar 9/16/2010
16. Do I Love Thee? 9/16/2010
17. How Cyrus Laid The Cable 9/16/2010
18. Sonnet To A Clam 9/16/2010
19. With My Body I Thee Worship 9/16/2010
20. King Solomon And The Bees 9/16/2010
21. To My Love 9/16/2010
22. Wouldn'T You Like To Know 9/16/2010
23. To Lesbia 9/16/2010
24. The Blind Man And The Elephant 9/16/2010

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The Blind Man And The Elephant

It was six men of Indostan, to learning much inclined,
who went to see the elephant (Though all of them were blind),
that each by observation, might satisfy his mind.

The first approached the elephant, and, happening to fall,
against his broad and sturdy side, at once began to bawl:
'God bless me! but the elephant, is nothing but a wall!'

The second feeling of the tusk, cried: 'Ho! what have we here,
so very round and smooth and sharp? To me tis mighty clear,
this wonder of an elephant, is very like a spear!'

The third approached the animal, and, ...

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NAY, weep not, dearest, though the child be dead;
He lives again in Heaven's unclouded life,
With other angels that have early fled
From these dark scenes of sorrow, sin, and strife.
Nay, weep not, dearest, though thy yearning love
Would fondly keep for earth its fairest flowers,
And e'en deny to brighter realms above
The few that deck this dreary world of ours:
Though much it seems a wonder and a woe

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