Monday, April 2, 2012

Memorabilia-VII: Mr. Nobody by Walter de la Mare

Yet another poem that takes me straight back to the school days!

I was reminded of it yesterday, while going through the other entries submitted in Blog-a-Ton 26. So I decided to look up for it on Google. Like most things in our world, it was there alright! Sharing it with you guys here...

Mr. Nobody, by Walter de la Mare

I know a funny little man,
As quiet as a mouse,
Who does the mischief that is done
In everybody’s house.
There’s no one ever sees his face,
And yet we all agree
That every plate we break was cracked
By Mr. Nobody!

‘Tis he who always tears our books,
who leaves our doors ajar;
he pulls the buttons from our shirts,
and scatters pins afar,
that squeaking door will always squeak,
because of this you see:
we leave the oiling to be done
by Mr. Nobody!

He puts damp wood upon the fire,
So kettles cannot boil;
His are the feet that bring in mud
And all the carpets soil.
The papers always are mislaid,
Who had them last but he?
There’s no one tosses them about
But Mr. Nobody!

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Here's more in Memorabilia!

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Roshmi Sinha said...

Thanks for sharing. Never read it before.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

You're welcome, Roshmi. We had it in one of our books in junior school (class 3 to 5, don't remember the exact year.)

Choco said...

I was thinking Poltergeist! Mr Nobody sounds like it...
Cool blog! :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Choco :)

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