3 thoughts on “The Lampost

  1. 🙂
    Excerpt from T. S. Eliot:

    Half-past two,
    The street lamp said,
    “Remark the cat which flattens itself in the gutter,
    Slips out its tongue
    And devours a morsel of rancid butter.”
    So the hand of a child, automatic,
    Slipped out and pocketed a toy that was running along the quay.
    I could see nothing behind that child’s eye.
    I have seen eyes in the street
    Trying to peer through lighted shutters,
    And a crab one afternoon in a pool,
    An old crab with barnacles on his back,
    Gripped the end of a stick which I held him.

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  2. ….and then there is this one:

    I’m leaning on a lamp-post at the corner of the street,
    In case a certain little lady comes by.
    Oh me, oh my, I hope the little lady comes by.
    I don’t know if she’ll get away, She doesn’t always get away,
    But anyhow I know that she’ll try.
    Oh me, oh my, I hope the little lady comes by,
    There’s no other girl I would wait for, But this one I’d break any date
    For,
    I won’t have to ask what she’s late for, She wouldn’t have to leave me
    Flat,
    She’s not a girl like that.
    Oh, she’s absolutely wonderful, and marvellous and beautiful.
    And anyone can understand why,
    I’m leaning on a lamp-post at the corner of the street
    In case a certain little lady passes by.

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