Puisi-Puisi Orang Tua Aneh Edward Lear

There was an Old Man of Vesuvius,
Who studied the works of Vitruvius;
When the flames burnt his book,
To drinking he took,
That morbid Old Man of Vesuvius.

There was an Old Man of Aôsta,
Who possessed a large cow, but he lost her;
But they said, 'Don't you see
She has rushed up a tree?
You invidious Old Man of Aôsta!'

There was an Old Person of Cromer,
Who stood on one leg to read Homer;
When he found he grew stiff,
He jumped over the cliff,
Which concluded that Person of Cromer.

Ini ialah antara puisi Edward Lear kegemaran saya. Komedi, absurd, dan ironi. Tiga unsur yang susah nak cari dalam kebenyakan puisi sekarang. Kerana puisi sudah menjadi terlalu serius untuk diketawakan. 


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