Adelbert Von Chamisso

Adelbert Von Chamisso

The Pigtail

Rating: 2.9
There lived a sage in days of yore,
And he a handsome pigtail wore;
But wondered much, and sorrowed more,
Because it hung behind him.

He mused upon this curious case,
And swore he’d change the pigtail’s place,
And have it hanging at his face,
Not dangling there behind him.

Says he, “The mystery I’ve found;
I’ll turn me round.” He turned him round,
But still it hung behind him.

Then round, and round, and out, and in,
All day the puzzled sage did spin;
In vain—it mattered not a pin—
The pigtail hung behind him.

And right, and left, and round about,
And up, and down, and in, and out
He turned. But still the pigtail stout
Hung steadily behind him.

And though his efforts never slack,
And though he twist, and whirl, and tack,
Alas! still faithful to his back
The pigtail hangs behind him!
Friday, February 24, 2012
NAMITA 05 November 2018
Lovely poem
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Namita 05 November 2018
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Bertrand murphy 09 July 2018
what a lovely poem from way back
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muriel farrell 30 June 2018
Memories of happy schooldays, 76 years ago.
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Bubla Basu 11 April 2018
What a boring audio for such a lively, funny poem
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