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. The Old Year And The New 12/11/2015
7. Treasure In Heaven 3/16/2015
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. With My Body I Thee Worship 9/16/2010
16. My Familiar 9/16/2010
17. Wouldn'T You Like To Know 9/16/2010
18. To My Love 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
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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A Persian Tale

That blessings lost, though hard to bear,
Are light when weighed with carking care, -
Some ill whose ever-goading spite
Affects us morning, noon, and night, -
Sadi, the Persian poet, shows
Most humorously. The story goes -
So sings the bard - that, on a time,
Somewhere within the Eastern clime,
A worthy gentleman, whose wife

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