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Category: Funny Parody Poems
       Classic humorous and funny poems using parody - an imitation of a writer, artist, or genre, with exaggeration for comic effect.


There's a bower of bean-vines in Benjamin's yard,
    And the cabbages grow round it, planted for greens;
In the time of my childhood 'twas terribly hard
    To bend down the bean-poles, and pick off the beans.

That bower and its products I never forget,
    But oft, when my landlady presses me hard,
I think, are the cabbages growing there yet,
    Are the bean-vines still bearing in Benjamin's yard?

No, the bean-vines soon withered that once used to wave,
    But some beans had been gathered, the last that hung on;
And a soup was distilled in a kettle, that gave
    All the fragrance of summer when summer was gone.

Thus memory draws from delight, ere it dies,
    An essence that breathes of it awfully hard;
As thus good to my taste as 'twas then to my eyes,
    Is that bower of bean-vines in Benjamin's yard.

                                                                    Ph[oe]be Cary.

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