Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 14, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: To Minerva

by Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845).

To Minerva

My temples throb, my pulses boil,
I’m sick of Song and Ode and Ballad—
So Thyrsis, take the midnight oil,
And pour it on a lobster salad.

My brain is dull, my sight is foul,                 5
I cannot write a verse, or read—
Then Pallas, take away thine Owl,
And let us have a Lark instead.

Notes:
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/hood/bio.html
http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/Hood.html

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