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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
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Published by Susan on 08/10/2003 (7568 reads)
When at the sign: Anthology...

When at the sign: Anthology
    I climbed aboard the lyric bus,
The poems that appeal to me
    Are often by Anonymous.
Behold amid the classic crew
    Is one of whom Fame made no fuss,
A rhyming rascal no one knew, -

My name's a dud: 'mid poets I'm
    A leek among asparagus;
Yet let me make a lilt of rhyme
    And publish it anonymous;
Sweet, simple, short, a snatch of song
    Anthologists might prize, and thus
My lyric life I might prolong, -

So when senile and all forgot
    My memory is minimus,
In some anthology new-bought
    I'll read a rhyme anonymous:
A saucy air that pleaseth me,
    And I will say: "Who is this cuss?"
And wonder: "Are you he or she, -

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