Eugene Field

(2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States)

The Preference Declared - Poem by Eugene Field

Boy, I detest the Persian pomp;
I hate those linden-bark devices;
And as for roses, holy Moses!
They can't be got at living prices!
Myrtle is good enough for us,--
For you, as bearer of my flagon;
For me, supine beneath this vine,
Doing my best to get a jag on!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010

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