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Poems by Rothwell Bishop

Rothwell wrote many poems and stories during his lifetime, of which here is one ....here are a few.


Though desert life is rigorous
The camel's life is vigorous
In killing heat his master wilts
But he plods on, on padded stilts
At night sometimes his master freezes
But with the cold he never wheezes.
In truth he's learnt a better trick.
His gift
Is to lift
His temperature when it is hot
And lower it when it is not.

Plod on, plod on, you surly brute
I wish I had your thermostute
(I know the word in thermostat,
But couldn't find a rhyme for that.)