Representative Poetry Online

Random Poem of the Day

1Miss Helen Slingsby was my maiden aunt,
2And lived in a small house near a fashionable square
3Cared for by servants to the number of four.
4Now when she died there was silence in heaven
5And silence at her end of the street.
6The shutters were drawn and the undertaker wiped his feet --
7He was aware that this sort of thing had occurred before.
8The dogs were handsomely provided for,
9But shortly afterwards the parrot died too.
11And the footman sat upon the dining-table
12Holding the second housemaid on his knees --
13Who had always been so careful while her mistress lived.


10] Dresden clock: a town in Saxony that manufactures clocks with white porcelain ornaments or figurines. Back to Line