Sunday, January 15, 2012

Antigonish

Yesterday upon the stair
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish he'd go away

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn't see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish he'd go away

by William Hughes Mearns
composed 1899, published 1922


This poem has a back story that
I will relate to you shortly...

2 comments:

bob said...

Interesting. I'm waiting for the story!

Starched Collar said...

Hey ya, Bob. I will do a write up later this week :)