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Best Famous Hit The Hay Poems

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Written by Andrei Voznesensky | Create an image from this poem

RUSSIAN-AMERICAN ROMANCE

  In my land and yours they do hit the hay 
 and sleep the whole night in a similar way.
There's the golden Moon with a double shine.
It lightens your land and it lightens mine.
At the same low price, that is for free, there's the sunrise for you and the sunset for me.
The wind is cool at the break of day, it's neither your fault nor mine, anyway.
Behind your lies and behind my lies there is pain and love for our Motherlands.
I wish in your land and mine some day we'd put all idiots out of the way.
© Copyright Alec Vagapov's translation
Written by Robert William Service | Create an image from this poem

Priscilla

 Jerry MacMullen, the millionaire,
Driving a red-meat bus out there --
How did he win his Croix de Guerre?
Bless you, that's all old stuff:
Beast of a night on the Verdun road,
Jerry stuck with a woeful load,
Stalled in the mud where the red lights glowed,
Prospect devilish tough.
"Little Priscilla" he called his car, Best of our battered bunch by far, Branded with many a bullet scar, Yet running so sweet and true.
Jerry he loved her, knew her tricks; Swore: "She's the beat of the best big six, And if ever I get in a deuce of a fix Priscilla will pull me through.
" "Looks pretty rotten right now," says he; "Hanged if the devil himself could see.
Priscilla, it's up to you and me To show 'em what we can do.
" Seemed that Priscilla just took the word; Up with a leap like a horse that's spurred, On with the joy of a homing bird, Swift as the wind she flew.
Shell-holes shoot at them out of the night; A lurch to the left, a wrench to the right, Hands grim-gripping and teeth clenched tight, Eyes that glare through the dark.
"Priscilla, you're doing me proud this day; Hospital's only a league away, And, honey, I'm longing to hit the hay, So hurry, old girl.
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But hark!" Howl of a shell, harsh, sudden, dread; Another .
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another.
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"Strike me dead If the Huns ain't strafing the road ahead So the convoy can't get through! A barrage of shrap, and us alone; Four rush-cases -- you hear 'em moan? Fierce old messes of blood and bone.
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Priscilla, what shall we do?" Again it seems that Priscilla hears.
With a rush and a roar her way she clears, Straight at the hell of flame she steers, Full at its heart of wrath.
Fury of death and dust and din! Havoc and horror! She's in, she's in; She's almost over, she'll win, she'll win! Woof! Crump! right in the path.
Little Priscilla skids and stops, Jerry MacMullen sways and flops; Bang in his map the crash he cops; Shriek from the car: "Mon Dieu!" One of the blessés hears him say, Just at the moment he faints away: "Reckon this isn't my lucky day, Priscilla, it's up to you.
" Sergeant raps on the doctor's door; "Car in the court with couchés four; Driver dead on the dashboard floor; Strange how the bunch got here.
" "No," says the Doc, "this chap's alive; But tell me, how could a man contrive With both arms broken, a car to drive? Thunder of God! it's *****.
" Same little blessé makes a spiel; Says he: "When I saw our driver reel, A Strange Shape leapt to the driving wheel And sped us safe through the night.
" But Jerry, he says in his drawling tone: "Rats! Why, Priscilla came in on her own.
Bless her, she did it alone, alone.
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" Hanged if I know who's right.
Written by Robert William Service | Create an image from this poem

Boon Soul

 Behold! I'm old; my hair is white;
My eighty years are in the offing,
And sitting by the fire to-night
I sip a grog to ease my coughing.
It's true I'm raucous as a rook, But feeling bibulously "bardy," These lines I'm scribbling in a book: The verse complete of Thomas Hardy.
Although to-day he's read by few, Him have I loved beyond all measure; So here to-night I riffle through His pages with the oldtime pleasure; And with this book upon my knee, (To-day so woefully neglected) I muse and think how soon I'll be Myself among the Great Rejected.
Yet as these lines with zest I write, Although the hour for me is tardy, I think: "Of all the world to-night 'Tis I alone am reading Hardy"; And now to me he seems so nigh I feel I commune with his spirit, And as none love him more than I, Thereby I gain a modest merit.
Oh Brother Thomas, glad I'll be, Though all the world may pass unheeding, If some greybeard con over me, As I to-night your rhymes are reading; Saying: "Old Bastard, you and I By sin are knit in mind and body.
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" So ere to hit the hay I hie Your ghost I'll toast in midnight toddy.