WH Auden


Give Me A Doctor - Poem by WH Auden

Give me a doctor partridge-plump,
Short in the leg and broad in the rump,
An endomorph with gentle hands
Who'll never make absurd demands
That I abandon all my vices
Nor pull a long face in a crisis,
But with a twinkle in his eye
Will tell me that I have to die.


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  • (3/31/2019 8:59:00 AM)

    Oh what a funny brilliant poem, our mortality in a nutshell. I burst with laughter at the last line! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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