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Category: Funny Whimsical Poems
       Classic humorous and funny poems using whimsy. Humourosly quaint and fanciful, especially in an amusing way.

  ODE TO THE HUMAN HEART  

Blind Thamyris, and blind Meonides,
    Pursue the triumph and partake the gale!
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees,
    To point a moral or adorn a tale.

Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
    Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears,
Like angels' visits, few and far between,
    Deck the long vista of departed years.

Man never is, but always to be bless'd;
    The tenth transmitter of a foolish face,
Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest,
    And makes a sunshine in the shady place.

For man the hermit sigh'd, till woman smiled,
    To waft a feather or to drown a fly,
(In wit a man, simplicity a child,)
    With silent finger pointing to the sky.

But fools rush in where angels fear to tread
    Far out amid the melancholy main;
As when a vulture on Imaus bred,
    Dies of a rose in aromatic pain.

                                Laman Blanchard.


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