Saturday, December 6, 2008

Vanishing Point

Seems a lot of people are vanishing in the publishing world, lately. So here's a poem by Hugh Mearns (1875-1965) to cheer things up a bit.


As I was going up the stair

I met a man who wasn't there!

He wasn't there again to-day!

I wish, I wish, he'd stay away!


Julie said...

I posted another possibility over at The Drift Record , Douglas, because the title of the song and the name of the group seemed appropriate - but then the lyrics worked, too.

Poetikat said...

Was he a Canadian? Antigonish is in Nova Scotia. I'll have to check him out. Thanks for this post.


poemhome said...

Poetikat, you're on the right track! The poem Antigonish was inspired by reports of a haunted house in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, and was originally part of a play. Mearns himself was not Canadian.

melanie said...

One of my wonderful art directors is vanishing.
That is sad. I hope she reappears very soon.

poemhome said...

my son is a magician. I'll see what he can do.