Patrick Barrington

[11th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass] (1908-1990 / Great Britain)

Patrick Barrington Poems

1. I Had A Hippopotamus 1/3/2003
2. The Diplomatic Platypus 1/3/2003
3. I Was A Bustlemaker Once, Girls 1/3/2003
4. My Love is Theosophist 4/10/2010
5. Battle Song 4/10/2010
6. I Met a Lady in the Wood 4/10/2010
7. When I was Young and Ignorant 4/10/2010

Battle Song

There's havoc on the staircase where the guests come streaming,
Shirt-fronts shining and tiaras gleaming,
Frail folk shuddering and stout folk steaming --
Steaming in the heat of the fray.
Midnight striking and the strife appalling,
Strong men staggering and weak men falling,
And deep in the heart of me a still voice calling:
'Make for the buffet while you may.

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