John Davidson

(11 April 1857 – 23 March 1909 / Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland)

Poems of John Davidson

1. A Ballad of Hell 1/3/2003
2. A Cinque Port 4/16/2010
3. A Loafer 1/3/2003
4. A Northern Suburb 5/21/2012
5. A Runnable Stag 1/3/2003
6. Battle 1/3/2003
7. Imagination 1/3/2003
8. In Romney Marsh 1/3/2003
9. London 4/16/2010
10. Snow 1/3/2003
11. Song 1/4/2003
12. Song of a Train 1/3/2003
13. The Last Rose 1/4/2003
14. Thirty Bob a Week 1/3/2003
15. War Song 1/3/2003

Thirty Bob a Week

I couldn't touch a stop and turn a screw,
And set the blooming world a-work for me,
Like such as cut their teeth -- I hope, like you --
On the handle of a skeleton gold key;
I cut mine on a leek, which I eat it every week:
I'm a clerk at thirty bob as you can see.

But I don't allow it's luck and all a toss;
There's no such thing as being starred and crossed;

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