Gelett Burgess

(30 January 1866 – 18 September 1951 / Boston, Massachusetts)

A Woman's Reason - Poem by Gelett Burgess

I'm Sure every Word that you say is Absurd;
I Say it's All Gummidge and Twaddle;
You may Argue away till the 19th of May,
But I don't like the Sound of the Moddle!


Comments about A Woman's Reason by Gelett Burgess

  • (4/9/2014 10:12:00 AM)


    The poem could not be easily understood owing to the unfamiliarity of words the poet selected. May be my ignorance of understanding capacity that I understand but I think that a poet when writes the poems are normally comes the words from his inner hearts of thinking and in that ankle the rythm of the poem is good. (Report) Reply

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  • Babatunde Aremu (4/9/2014 3:10:00 AM)


    What is this? the poet should add a footnote for the reader to relate well (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (4/9/2014 12:55:00 AM)


    Not much. I did a quick dictionary search for gummidge and moddle, to no avail. Don't know why the 19th of May is significant here. This isn't a very compelling poem. (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2012 1:09:00 PM)


    Funny! (Report) Reply

  • Paddy Kennedy (4/9/2012 11:47:00 AM)


    I feel it is a bit sarcastic, and simple syntax Padraic O Cinneide (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Friday, April 6, 2012


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