Monday, April 15, 2013


 The Forgetful Poet 
By Ruth Plumly Thompson 
Originally published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, January 4, 1920.

The Puzzle Corner

The Forgetful Poet made a resolution last Thursday to make no more verses, but you see he has already forgotten it and I, for one, am glad that he did, for his verses so tickle me.

Can one hear
A postage stamp?
One one see
A Candle run?
Does a turnip
Really turn?
NO—it simply
Is not done!
(What nonsense!)

I’m afraid the dear fellow is a little pessimistic. Just read these verses, will you? He’s not so young as he used to be, I can see that!

In Jan. you worry over coal
And croup and rheumatiz.
In Jan, you worry over bills
Oh, what a month it -----.

In Feb. you worry over colds
And bursting pipes besides
And broken bones from sundry falls
On icy walks and -----
               (I don’t! Do you?)

The answers to last week’s puzzles are: The Bluebird, The Five Little Peppers, Ivanhoe and Huckleberry Finn.

[Answers next time.]

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