John Milton Hayes

(1884-1940 / Lancashire, England)

The Green Eye Of The Little Yellow God - Poem by John Milton Hayes

There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu,
There's a little marble cross below the town;
There's a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew,
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Comments about The Green Eye Of The Little Yellow God by John Milton Hayes

  • Takbeer Salati (2/18/2018 9:39:00 PM)

    Such a great toxic insight to Kathmandu. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/16/2018 5:30:00 AM)

    My mother used to recite this as we washed the dishes of an evening. I never tired of the suspense and the sadness.
    Now that I have the words I don't think I can do it justice as my mother did.
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  • Gerry Freeman (11/27/2016 3:53:00 PM)

    Any writer in any genre would be proud to write such a memorable piece. So atmospheric and descriptive in the absolute minimum of words. We don't know what happened up in the temple or who really killed Mad Carew and we never shall. That is why we remain fascinated after all these years. (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Loomes (7/24/2013 2:04:00 AM)

    Really great exotic narrative told with a rollicking meter, a joy for the reader (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (7/24/2012 3:39:00 PM)

    It is so to say is an entertainment piece many may have missed it at first sight! (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (7/24/2012 1:16:00 AM)

    Legendary posting by PH regarding a legend from Asia. Nice put. (Report) Reply

  • (11/5/2009 9:05:00 AM)

    For a man of straitened means/Is allowed to have his dreams/And that emerald must be surely worth a bomb/So he pinched it just for him/And the girl was really dim/He was going to flog it off before too long. (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2009 4:48:00 AM)

    My dad used to perform this as a party piece when I was about 6 years old. Like in 1932. He accompanied on the piano from some very tattered paper music. I would be very interested to know about the music. I kept it and played it for years until about 1958, but it got lost when I migrated to New Zealand. I would love to hear from anyone with further interest or knowledge. (Report) Reply

  • (2/26/2006 2:59:00 PM)

    I was born in England and this particular piece was a music hall classic.In my student days it was a favoutite at parties after we had more than enough to drink. I have not read it or heard it for years. I now live in the USA, strange what you miss isn't it. (Report) Reply

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