Gelett Burgess

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

Table Manners - Poem by Gelett Burgess

THE Goops they lick their fingers,
And the Goops they lick their knives;
They spill their broth on the tablecloth-
Oh, they lead disgusting lives!
The Goops they talk while eating,
And loud and fast they chew;
And that is why I'm glad that I
Am not a Goop-are you?

Comments about Table Manners by Gelett Burgess

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (8/8/2015 7:40:00 AM)

    Good poem with its good manner of representation as a classic mood. Nice. (Report) Reply

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  • Ramesh T A (8/8/2015 3:46:00 AM)

    The poet is disgusted of bad table manners and says that in this simple poem well! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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