Gaily the Troubadour – Arthur Guiterman

August 28, 2014 by  
Filed under newsletter-miscellaneous

In the book Gaily The Troubadour, published in 1936, Arthur Guiterman wrote the following poem.
Reading his observations, you wouldn’t guess it was written 60+ years ago.

First dentistry was painless;
Then bicycles were chainless
And carriages were horseless
And many laws, enforceless.

Chainless

Next, cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless
And coffee, caffeinless.

Caffeinless

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy hatless,
The proper diet, fatless,

Fatless

Now motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religions, godless.

Godless

– fwd: samuel machado

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