Joseph Furphy

(1843 - 1912 / Australia)

Impromptu Lines - Poem by Joseph Furphy

Deem not this wielder of this pen
The happiest bloke alive,
For I am only five-foot-ten,
And ye are ten-foot-five.
Wherefore I clothe myself in jute,
And likewise softly go,
Like that historical galoot
Whose tale you surely know.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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