Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Occasionally Poems

Bartlett's Poems for Occasions.   Bartlett is not kidding.  Here are some of the occasions covered: "Youth and its Pleasures"; "Disappointment"; "The Perspectives of Midlife"; "The Fate of Nations and Empires"; and my personal favorite: "The Unknown and the Unknowable".  Enjoy a sample from this delightful category.  Ahem.

A man said to the universe
     A man said to the universe:
     "Sir, I exist!"
     "However," replied the universe,
     "The fact has not created in me
     "A sense of obligation."
                                                      STEPHEN CRANE

Well ain't that a kick in the head.  On the other hand, you know where to find poems for occasions that had never even occurred to you!  Whee!