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.||How Cyrus Laid The Cable||9/16/2010|
|21.||Sonnet To A Clam||9/16/2010|
|22.||King Solomon And The Bees||9/16/2010|
|24.||The Blind Man And The Elephant||9/16/2010|
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, ...
How Cyrus Laid The Cable
COME, listen all unto my song;
It is no silly fable;
'T is all about the mighty cord
They call the Atlantic Cable.
Bold Cyrus Field he said, says he,
I have a pretty notion
That I can run a telegraph
Across the Atlantic Ocean.