by: J.R. Planché
- LL bones but yours will rattle
when I say
- I'm the sea-serpent from America.
- Mayhap you've heard that I've been round the world;
- I guess I'm round it now, Mister, twice curled.
- Of all the monsters through the deep that splash,
- I'm "number one" to all immortal smash.
- When I lie down and would my length unroll,
- There ar'nt half room enough 'twixt pole and pole.
- In short, I grow so long that I've a notion
- I must be measured soon for a new ocean.
POEMS BY J.R. PLANCHÉ
"The Sea Serpent" is reprinted
from A Nonsense Anthology. Ed. Carolyn Wells. New York:
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915.