by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

I stuck a pin into a chair
Language: English 
I stuck a pin into a chair,
To stick in someone sitting there;
And so well was it hid, the sight
Could not rest on its point so bright.

I threw an egg into the air - 
It fell on someone, I don't know where;
For who so swift of sight or leg
As to dodge the flight of a hard-boiled egg?

Long, long afterwards, squashed out flat,
I found the egg on a curate's hat;
And the pin, through its pointed end,
Was unexpectedly found by a friend.

Note: this is a parody of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The arrow and the song.


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Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2017-09-13
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Word count: 89