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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume IX. Tragedy: Humor.  1904.
 
Humorous Poems: V. Nonsense
Psycholophon
Gelett Burgess (1866–1951)
 
[Supposed to be translated from the Old Parsee]

TWINE then the rays
  Round her soft Theban tissues!
All will be as She says,
  When that dead past reissues.
Matters not what nor where,        5
  Hark, to the moon’s dim cluster!
How was her heavy hair
  Lithe as a feather duster!
Matters not when nor whence;
  Flittertigibbet!        10
Sound makes the song, not sense,
  Thus I inhibit!
 
 
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