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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Davy Jones’ Door-bell
By Vachel Lindsay
 
From “Whimseys”
A Chant for Boys with Manly Voices
(Every line sung one step deeper than the line preceding)

ANY sky-bird sings,
      Ring, ring!
Any church-chime rings,
      Dong ding!
Any cannon says,        5
      Boom bang!
Any whirlwind says,
      Whing whang!
The bell-buoy hums and roars,
      Ding dong!        10
And way down deep,
Where fishes throng,
By Davy Jones’ big deep-sea door,
Shaking the ocean’s flowery floor,
His door-bell booms        15
      Dong dong,
      Dong dong,
Deep, deep down,
      Clang boom,
      Boom dong.        20
 
 
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