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The Sea

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There are certain things -a spider, a ghost,
The income-tax, gout, an umbrella for three -
That I hate, but the thing that I hate the most
Is a thing they call the SEA.

Pour some salt water over the floor -
Ugly I'm sure you'll allow it to be:
Suppose it extended a mile or more,
That's very like the SEA.
Beat a dog till it howls outright -
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Khairul Ahsan 16 February 2019
Nice thoughts and descriptions about the sea, but I liked this the most: 'Beat a dog till it howls outright - Cruel, but all very well for a spree; Suppose that one did so day and night, That would be like the SEA'.
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Gordon Walter 16 February 2019
A cool poem. Itry the rocks, and I think it cool That they laugh with such an excess of glee, As I heavily slip into every pool, That skirts the cold, cold SEA.
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Dr Antony Theodore 16 February 2019
A very fine poem, excellent and leads us to think.. tony
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James Mclain 16 February 2019
what Carroll can do he makes one think if not for the Sea or water to drink he'd blame it on the sea. An excellent poem to read and make one think.
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Adrian Flett 16 February 2019
As only Lewis Carroll can do it. The fun of it is that all the points he makes are valid; as well as rhyme and rhythm which make the poem like an ill-advised trip to the SEA..
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 February 2019
From the cliff! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Ramesh T A 16 February 2019
It is a nice composition on hate of things all abhor; but of them also, some are comparatively better not to hate! That is a great enigma in the world indeed!
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Bernard F. Asuncion 16 February 2019
One of the great works of Lewis Carroll........
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Brian Jani 13 May 2014
Lewis carroll Amazing poetic skills here
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