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The Norton book of light verse /

edited by Russell Baker, with the assistance of Kathleen Leland Baker.

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Names: Baker, Russell, | Baker, Kathleen,
Published: New York : Norton, [1986]
Edition: 1st ed.
Topics: Humorous poetry, English. | English poetry. | Humorous poetry, American. | American poetry. | Poetry - Anthologies (multiple authors) | Humor | Lyrik | Anthologie. | American poetry. | Humorous poetry. | English poetry. | American poetry.
Regions: Englisch. | USA.
Genres: Humorous poetry. | Humorous poetry. | Humorous poetry. | Humorous poetry. | Poetry.
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Twentieth century blues / Marquis, Don -- From Certain maxims of Archy / Auden, W. H. -- The unknown citizen/Doggerel by a senior citizen / MacNeice, Louis -- Bagpipe music / Updike, John -- Insomnia the gem of the ocean / Kinnell, Galway -- In a parlor containing a table / Piercy, Marge -- The development / Ciardi, John -- Suburban / Ginsberg, Allen -- I am a victim of telephone / Lazard, Naomi -- In answer to your query / Conway, Jack -- Clothes make the man / Lipton, James -- [Misericordia!] / Larkin, Philip -- Annus mirabilis / Chappell, Fred -- Guess who / Hoffenstein, Samuel -- [Babies haven't any hair] / Nash, Ogden -- A man can complain, can't he? / Coward, Noel -- What's going to happen to the tots? / Blaker, Margaret -- Pippa passes, but I can't get around this truck / Robinson, Edwin Arlington -- Miniver Cheevy / Parry, David Fisher -- Miniver Cheevy, Jr. -- Arts and letters / Wilbur, Richard -- The prisoner of Zenda / Garth, Samuel -- [What frenzy has of late possess'd the brain!] / Herbert, A. E. -- Triangular legs / White, E. B. -- I paint what I see / Hollander, John -- The Russian soul II / Anonymous -- What Hiawatha probably did Sagoff, Maurice -- Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe / Preface ShrinkLit -- Elements of style William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White / Prior, Matthew -- Earning a dinner / Hecht, Anthony -- The Dover bitch / Cowper, William -- Simplicity / Coleridge, Hartley -- Fie on Eastern luxury! / Thackeray, William Makepeace -- A Victorian paraphrase / Field, Eugene -- The preference declared / Dobson, Austin -- Persicos odi: Pocket version / Whicher, George F. Myrtle for two Preston, Keith -- Chicago analogue / Carryl, Guy Wetmore -- The sycophantic fox and the gullible raven / Coward, Noel -- He never did that to me / Burgess, Gelett -- The purple cow/Confession / Sharpless, Stanley -- J. Hamlet / Anonymous -- You're the top / Porter, Cole -- Brush up your Shakespeare / Hood, Thomas -- To Minerva / Bishop, Morris -- [The limerick is furtive and mean] / Gilbert, W. S. -- Song (from "Patience") / Holmes, Oliver Wendell -- Cacoëthes scribendi / Fried, Barbara -- The good old days / Adams, Franklin P. ("F. P. A.") -- To a thesaurus / Preston, Keith -- The parental critic / Belloc, Hillaire -- On his books / Anonymous -- To a living author / Wilbur, Richard -- What's good for the soul is good for sales/To an American poet just dead / Thackeray, William Makepeace.
The sorrows of Werther / Beerbohm, Max -- Thomas Hardy and A. E. Housman / Jonson, Ben -- On English monsieur / Veale, Peter -- from Jonsonian poem in progress / Ransom, John Crowe -- Survey of literature / Nemerov, Howard -- Mystery story / Benson, Gerard -- The probatioun officeres tale / Thomas, Lord Erskine -- On Scott's "The field of Waterloo" / McKinney, Laurence -- Oboe Carryl, Guy Wetmore -- A ballad / Gray, Victor. ('All the world's a stage') / Hoffenstein, Samuel -- Birdie McReynolds/Miss Millay says something too / McGinley, Phyllis. Public journal / Taylor, Bert Leston -- ("B. L.T.") Upon Julia's arctics / Kingsmill, Hugh -- What, still alive / Koch, Kenneth -- Variations on a theme by William Carlos Williams / Reed, Henry -- Chard Whitlow / Kennedy, X. J. -- From Emily Dickinson in Southern California / Anonymous -- Justice to Scotland / Chesterton, C. K. -- Variations on an air composed on having to appear in a pagaent as Old King Cole/Some fun with the mother tongue / McCord, David -- Ascot waistcoat / Godley, A. D. -- On the motor bus / Anonymous -- The American Indian / Hollis, Mark -- 'Twixt cup and lip / Guiterman, Arthur -- Everything in its place / Anonymous -- Carmen Possum / Bishop, Morris -- The naughty preposition / Loomis, Charles Battell. O-U-G-H / King, Stoddard. Idyll / Guiterman, Arthur. Local note / Cole, WIlliam -- Oh, noa, noa! / Feinstein, Robert N. Woolly -- Words: British and Colonial printer -- An Arab and his donkey / Preston, Keith -- Lapsus linguae -- Only human / Nemerov, Howard -- Life cycle of common man / Dickinson, Emily -- I'm nobody! Who are you? / Anonymous -- Brian O'Linn / Burns, Robert -- The jolly beggars / Bersohn, Robert -- The dignity of labor / George Gordon, Lord Byron -- When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home / Williams, Tennessee -- Carrousel tune / Chappell, Fred -- From My mother shoots the breeze / Roethke, Theodore -- From Three epigrams / White, E. B. -- To a lady across the way / Nash, Ogden -- Ha! Original sin! / Untermeyer, Louis -- Repentance / Marquis, Don -- The song of Mehitabel / Davison, Peter -- Motley / McGinley, Phyllis -- Reflections at dawn / Hemminger, Graham Lee -- The smoking world / Herbert, A.P. Saturday night / Anonymous. Darwinism in the kitchen / Roethke, Theodore -- Song for the squeeze-box / Betjeman, John -- In Westminster Abbey / King, Stoddard. Trombone solo / Coward, Noel -- I've been to a marvellous party -- Life's losers / King, Ben. The pessimist / Kennedy, X. J. Brats / Parker, Dorothy -- The flaw in paganism / Frost, Robert -- The objection to being stepped on / Guiterman, Arthur. On the vanity of earthly greatness / Nash, Ogden -- Mr. Artesian's conscientiousness / Young, Dorothy -- Last lauch / Housman, A. E. Hallelujah! / Nash, Ogden. Requiem / Parker, Dorothy. Sanctuary / Fuller, John. De Sade / Anonymous. [The night was growing old] / Anonymous. Determinism / Klappert, Peter. For the poet who said poets are struck by lightning only two or three times / Cummings, E. E. Nobody loses all the time / Smith, Harry B. My Angeline / Anonymous. Poor but honest / Graham, Virginia. Disillusionment / Piercy, Marge. Hello up there / Kennedy, X. J. -- In a prominent bar in Secaucus one day / Field, Eugene. A piazza tragedy / Gilbert, W. S. To the terrestrial globe (by a miserable wretch). Personalities / Lear, Edward. By way of preface / Eliot, T. S. Lines to Ralph Hodgson, Esqre./Lines for Cuscuscaraway and Mirza Murad Ali Beg / Morley, Christopher. The gospel of Mr. Pepys / Bentley, Edmund Clerihew. [Sir Christopher Wren] / Lehrer, Tom. Alma / Updike, John. Some Frenchmen / Facos, James. Fable / Anonymous. Graffiti / Hecht, Anthony. Paradise lost, book V, an epitome / Hollander, John. Heliogabalus/Danish wit / Naylor, James B(all). Authorship / Benét, Rosemary and Stephen Vincent. Hernando de Soto, 1499?-1542 / Starbuck, George. High renaissance / Baker, Kathleen Leland. The baby Hilary, Sir Edmund. Food and drink / Milligan, Spike. A thousand hairy savages / Housman, A. E. G. K. Chesterton on his birth / Anonymous. Miss Fogerty's cake / Keats, John. Lines on the Mermaid Tavern / Hoffenstein, Samuel. XIII (from As the crow flies, let him fly) / Tucker, St. George. from The cynic / Roethke, Theodore.
The Saginaw song / Piercy, Marge -- Attack of the squash people / Anonymous -- Waiter, please / Hoffmann, Heinrich -- The story of Augustus who would not have any soup / Smith, Sydney -- Salad / Wells, Carolyn -- The universal favorite / McGinley, Phyllis -- Notes for a Southern road map / Coward, Noel -- Any part of piggy / Lyly, John -- Oh, for a bowl of fat canary / Carroll, Lewis -- Turtle soup / Blount, Roy, Jr. -- Against broccoli / Mitchell, Adrian -- Giving potatoes / Field, Roswell Martin -- A counterblast against garlic / Anonymous -- Cautionary limerick / Blake, William -- The little vagabond / Johnson, Samuel -- "Hermit hoar ..." / Belloc, Hillaire -- On jam / Young, George W. -- Lips that touch liquor / Anonymous -- Judged by the company one keeps / Peacock, Thomas Love -- Chorus (from Crotchet castle) / Ade, George -- R-E-M-O-R-S-E / Turberville, George -- Of drunkenness -- Occupations and preoccupations / Guiterman, Arthur -- Anthologisitics / Bishop, Morris -- The anatomy of humor / Roethke, Theodore -- 1. Pipling (from Three epigrams) / White, E. B. -- Critic (from Definitions) / Paul, Louis -- Cynical portraits / Nash, Ogden -- The purist / Yeats, William Butler -- The fiddler of Dooney / Parker, Dorothy -- Bohemia / Saxe, John Godfrey -- The news / Hiebert, P. G. -- The farmer and the farmer's wife / Belloc, Hillaire -- Lord Lucky / Gilbert, W. S. -- The modern major-general/The family fool / Butler, Samuel -- The law / Lamport, Felicia -- Poll star / Sherwood, Robert E. -- The old hokum buncombe / Brougham, Lord -- The orator's epitaph / Cummings, E. E. -- [A politician is an arse upon] / Jones, M. Keel -- Election reflection / Cummings, E. E. -- [Next to of course God] / Hughes, Langston -- What? / Hardy, Thomas -- The ruined maid / King, Stoddard -- Crime at its best / Anonymous -- On a clergyman's horse biting him / White, E. B. Commuter -- Money, money, money / Nemerov, Howard -- Reflections on the seizure of the Suez, and on a proposal to line the banks of that canal with billboard advertisements / Bishop, Morris -- Diogenes / Armour, Richard -- Money / Ciardi, John -- Back through the looking glass to the other side / Bunner, H. C. -- Behold the deeds! / Hughes, Langston -- Little lyric (of great importance) / Nemerov, Howard -- BOOM! / Nash, Ogden -- Introspective reflection / Belloc, Hillaire. Fatigue / Adams, Franklin P. ("F. P.A.") The rich man / Elliott, Ebenezer. On Communists / Anonymous. Art / Clough, Arthur Hugh. Spectator ab extra / Preston, Keith. The complete cynic / Anonymous. The advertising agency song / King, Ben -- If I should die / Smith, Stevie -- Correspondence between Mr. Harrison in Newcastle and Mr. Sholto Peach Harrison in Hull / Anonymous -- From a London bookshop / Field, Eugene -- Mr. Billings of Louisville -- Belloc, Hillaire. Lord Finchley / Bierce, Ambrose. [Don't steal, thou'lt never thus compete] / Anonymous. Where are you going, my pretty maid / Wilbur, Richard. A summer morning / Nash, Ogden. From One from one leaves two. Ports of call / Tibble, Anne -- Trials of a tourist / Lear, Edward -- The owl and the pussy cat / George Gordon, Lord Byron -- Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos/The Lisbon packet / Bishop, Morris -- Public aid for Niagara Falls/Ozymandias revisited / Newton, Byron Rufus -- Owed to New York-1906 / Coleridge, Samuel Taylor -- Cologne/On my joyful departure from the same city, etc.

Table of Contents for: The Norton book of light verse