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Poem by Arthur Guiterman


Nocturne


The three-toed tree-toad
Sings his sweet ode
To the moon;
The funny bunny
And his honey
Trip in tune.
The gentle cricket
From his thicket
Lifts his croon;
A love-lorn owlet
Of his fowlet
Begs a boon.
Across the water
To her daughter
Calls the loon;
A happy froglet
From his boglet
Chants his rune.
The yellow hound-dog
And the brown dog
Bay the 'coon;
The chipmunk dozes
Where the rose's
Leaves are strewn;
All through the night-time
Till the bright time
Comes, too soon,
The three-toed tree-toad
Sings his sweet ode
To the moon.



Arthur Guiterman


Arthur Guiterman's other poems:
  1. Pershing at the Front
  2. The Great Tyrannosaurus
  3. Hills
  4. The Chip on the Shoulder
  5. On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Madison Cawein Nocturne ("A disc of violet blue")
  • Emily Johnson Nocturne ("Night of Mid-June, in heavy vapours dying")
  • Countee Cullen Nocturne ("Tell me all things false are true")

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