Cold are the crabs that crawl on yonder hills,
Colder the cucumbers that grow beneath,
And colder still the brazen chops that wreathe
The tedious gloom of philosophic pills!
For when the tardy film of nectar fills
The ample bowls of demons and of men,
There lurks the feeble mouse, the homely hen,
And there the porcupine with all her quills.
Yet much remainsto weave a solemn strain
That lingering sadlyslowly dies away,
Daily departing with departing day.
A pea-green gamut on a distant plain
When wily walruses in congress meet
Such such is life