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Famous Comparatively Poems by Famous Poets

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by Nash, Ogden
...burg and Tampa,
But you don't have to live forever to become a grampa.
The entrance requirements for grampahood are comparatively mild,
You only have to live until your child has a child.
From that point on you start looking both ways over your shoulder,
Because sometimes you feel thirty years younger and sometimes
thirty years older.
Now you begin to realize who it was that reached the height of
It was whoever said that grandparents have all the fun a...Read More

by Service, Robert William
His guest a glass of Mountain Dew.

Then to his maid the Laird gave tongue:
"My sonsie Jean, my friend is old.
Comparatively you are young,
And not so sensitive to cold.
Poor chiel! His blood austerely beats,
Though it be sped by barley bree . . .
Slip half an hour between the sheets,
Brave lass, and warm his bed a wee.

Said she: "I'll do the best I can
So that his couch may cosy be,
And as a human warming pan
Prove Highland Hospitality."
So ...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...w the bridge
and strolls geriatrically
for another inch or so:

Fortunately, the rest
of the nose is comparatively

I wonder if girls
will want me with an
old nose.

I can hear them now
the heartless bitches!

"He's cute
but his nose
is old."...Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
...essary to include the 
sketch of Goethe's Life that accompanied the First Edition. At the 
time of its publication, comparatively little was known in this 
country of the incidents of his career, and my sketch was avowedly 
written as a temporary stop-gap, as it were, pending the production 
of some work really deserving the tittle of a life of Goethe. Not 
to mention other contributions to the literature of the subject, 
Mr. Lewis's important volumes give the Eng...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...We see -- Comparatively --
The Thing so towering high
We could not grasp its segment
Unaided -- Yesterday --

This Morning's finer Verdict --
Makes scarcely worth the toil --
A furrow -- Our Cordillera --
Our Apennine -- a Knoll --

Perhaps 'tis kindly -- done us --
The Anguish -- and the loss --
The wrenching -- for His Firmament
The Thing belonged to us --

To spare...Read More

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