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.||A Persian Tale||9/16/2010|
|14.||Justine, You Love Me Not!||9/16/2010|
|16.||How Cyrus Laid The Cable||9/16/2010|
|17.||Sonnet To A Clam||9/16/2010|
|18.||With My Body I Thee Worship||9/16/2010|
|19.||To My Love||9/16/2010|
|20.||King Solomon And The Bees||9/16/2010|
|21.||Do I Love Thee?||9/16/2010|
|22.||Wouldn'T You Like To Know||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, ...
Do I Love Thee?
Do I love thee? Ask the bee
If she loves the flowery lea,
Where the honeysuckle blows
And the fragrant clover grows.
As she answers, Yes or No,
Darling! take my answer so.
Do I love thee? Ask the bird
When her matin song is heard,