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Poem by Christopher Morley


To the Little House


Dear little house, dear shabby street,
Dear books and beds and food to eat!
How feeble words are to express
The facets of your tenderness.

How white the sun comes through the pane!
In tinkling music drips the rain!
How burning bright the furnace glows!
What paths to shovel when it snows!

O dearly loved Long Island trains!
O well remembered joys and pains....
How near the housetops Beauty leans
Along that little street in Queens!

Let these poor rhymes abide for proof
Joy dwells beneath a humble roof;
Heaven is not built of country seats
But little queer suburban streets!



Christopher Morley


Christopher Morley's other poems:
  1. Two O'Clock
  2. Reading Aloud
  3. Our House
  4. The Old Swimmer
  5. Secret Laughter


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