Arthur Guiterman

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What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
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Arthur Guiterman (20 November, 1871 - 11 January, 1943) was an American writer best known for his humorous poems.


  • The Deer don't dine
    When a Wolf's about,
    And the Porcupine
    Sticks his quill-points out.
  • Commute with me, my Love, and be merry;
    How vain in the City to dwell
    When apple-trees blow in Dobbs' Ferry
    And lilacs adorn New Rochelle!
    White Plains is the Garden of Allah
    And Pelham's the Pearl of the Sea;
    There's bliss in the name of Valhalla --
    Oh, fly to the Suburbs with me!
  • Oh, who would choose to be a traveler? --
    That anxious railway-guide unraveler
    Who spends his nights in berths and bunks,
    His days in chaperoning trunks;
    Who stands in line at gates and wickets
    To spend his means on costly tickets
    To Irkutsk, Liverpool and Yap
    And other dots upon the map.
  • The three-toed tree-toad
    Sings his sweet ode
    To the moon;
    The funny bunny
    And his honey
    Trip in tune.
  • It's lovely having grass and trees and flowers
    (Of course, at times, mosquitoes are a pest).
    Yes, life is life out here in Rangely Towers
    (Of course Some People like the city best)!

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