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|
|6.||I Met a Lady in the Wood||4/10/2010|
|7.||When I was Young and Ignorant||4/10/2010|
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.