Wishes of an Elderly Man Wished at a Garden Party, June 1914

Original Text: 
Laughter from a Cloud, foreword by Hilary Raleigh (London: Constable, 1923): 228. British Library 012273.bbb.7
1I wish I loved the Human Race;
2I wish I loved its silly face;
3I wish I liked the way it walks;
4I wish I liked the way it talks;
5And when I'm introduced to one
6I wish I thought What Jolly Fun!
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2001