John Godfrey Saxe
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.||The Old Year And The New||12/11/2015|
|7.||Treasure In Heaven||3/16/2015|
|8.||Love And Lucre||9/16/2010|
|10.||Rhyme Of The Rail||9/16/2010|
|12.||With My Body I Thee Worship||9/16/2010|
|13.||A Persian Tale||9/16/2010|
|15.||Justine, You Love Me Not!||9/16/2010|
|16.||To My Love||9/16/2010|
|18.||Wouldn'T You Like To Know||9/16/2010|
|19.||Do I Love Thee?||9/16/2010|
|20.||Sonnet To A Clam||9/16/2010|
|21.||How Cyrus Laid The Cable||9/16/2010|
|23.||King Solomon And The Bees||9/16/2010|
|24.||The Blind Man And The Elephant||9/16/2010|
Comments about John Godfrey Saxe
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, ...
'GOD bless the man who first invented sleep!'
So Sancho Panza said, and so say I:
And bless him, also, that he didn't keep
His great discovery to himself; nor try
To make it-as the lucky fellow might-
A close monopoly by patent-right!
Yes; bless the man who first invented sleep
(I really can't avoid the iteration);