Cicely Fox Smith

(1 February 1882 – 8 April 1954 / Lymm, Cheshire)

Tower Of Babel - Poem by Cicely Fox Smith

Annabel Lee

Is the name on the label,
Reckon it ought to be

Tower of Babel
,

For there ain't a lingo
That's spoke or swore in
From San Domingo
To Tuti-
cor
-in,

From the Pole or near it
To Pernambuker
But what you'll 'ear it
On board this 'ooker.

And I give you my word, in our port watch
There's English and Irish and Welsh and Scotch,
A Finn, a Swede and a Portuguee,
A Frenchy, a Bim and a heathen Chinee,
And a son of a Dutch, son of a Greek,
Son of a nigger from Martinique.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010



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