Oliver Herford Soul Poems
- 1. The Salamander
The Salamander made his bed
Among the glowing embers red.
A Fiery Furnace, to his mind,
Hygiene and Luxury combined.
- 2. The Smoker's Year Book
Now Time the harvester surveys
- 3. An Alphabet Of Celebrities
A's Albert Edward, well meaning but flighty,
Who invited King Arthur, the blameless and mighty,
To meet Alcibiades and Aphrodite.
- 4. The Milk Jug
The Gentle Milk Jug blue and white
I love with all my soul,
She pours herself with all her might
To fill my breakfast bowl.
- 5. Oh, Editor, Editor,
Oh, Editor, Editor,
Awful and grand,
Who holdest our fate
In the palm of thy hand,
- 6. A Mole.
SEE, chil-dren, the mis-guid-ed Mole.
He lives down in a deep, dark hole;
Sweet-ness, and Light, and good Fresh Air
Are things for which he does not care.