Humidity

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Title

Humidity

Subject

Why do I long to speed away
Where cooling breezes softly sway
The shading boughs of leafy tree?
Because of the Humidity.

Why do I drink of lemondae
Or foaming beer by Eiceburgh made
Or e'en of cool refreshing tea?
Because of the Humidity.

Why do I buy a palm-leaf fan
And purchase shoes the hue of tan
And go about from waistcoat free?
Because of the Humidity.

Why do I pant in want of breath,
And long e'en for the chill of death
Feeling it must far better be
Than this vile thing--Humidity?

There was a time long years ago.
When of this thing I did not know;
I ne'er had heard nor did I see,
In public print, Humidity.

I wish that I'd ne'er heard of this,
My ignorance was erfect bliss;
What I have gained I cannot see,
In learning of Humidity.

Creator

L.H.L. (Lewes Howard Latimer)

Source

3:47, p. 2

Date

1890.08.16

Collection

Citation

L.H.L. (Lewes Howard Latimer), “Humidity,” Periodical Poets, accessed April 14, 2024, https://periodicalpoets.com/items/show/468.

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