John Godfrey Saxe

the United States
John Godfrey Saxe
the United States

Poems

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1.
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),
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2.
King Solomon And The Bees
A Tale of the Talmud

When Solomon was reigning in his glory,
Unto his throne the Queen of Sheba came,
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3.
To Lesbia
Give me kisses! Do not stay,
Counting in that careful way.
All the coins your lips can print
Never will exhaust the mint.
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4.
Sonnet To A Clam
Dum tacent clamant

INGLORIOUS friend! most confident I am
Thy life is one of very little ease;
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5.
How Cyrus Laid The Cable
COME, listen all unto my song;
It is no silly fable;
'T is all about the mighty cord
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6.
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.
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7.
Wouldn'T You Like To Know
I know a girl with teeth of pearl,
And shoulders white as snow;
She lives, - ah well,
I must not tell, -
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8.
My Familiar
Again I hear that creaking step!--
He's rapping at the door!--
Too well I know the boding sound
That ushers in a bore.
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9.
To My Love
Kiss me softly and speak to me low;
Malice has ever a vigilant ear;
What if Malice were lurking near?
Kiss me, dear!
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10.
Justine, You Love Me Not!
I know, Justine, you speak me fair
As often as we meet;
And 'tis a luxury, I swear,
To hear a voice so sweet;
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