“I asked my mama for fifteen cents,
see the elephant jump the fence.
He jumped so high, he touched the sky.
Never got back till the Fourth of July.
Walkin’ the dog,
just ‘a walkin’ the dog.
If you don’t know how to do it,
I’ll show you how to walk the dog.”
(Rufus Thomas in Walking the dog)
"But age apace Comes at last to all; And a lone house filled With the cricket's call; And the scampering mouse In the hollow wall." (Walter de la Mare in Alone) Namur (B)
"Beauty is but a painted hell : Aye me, aye me, Shee wounds them that admire it, Shee kils them that desire it. Giue her pride but fuell, No fire is more cruell." (Th. Campion in Beauty is but a painted hell) Liège-Bressoux (B)