Quotes by Carolyn Wells
Full many a cow of purplest ray serene
Is haply grazing where I may not see;
Full many a donkey writes of her, I ween,
But neither of these creatures would I be.
Though cows of rare sorts I am buying,
Not one breathes a balm to my breast.
Oh, rapturous, rose-crowned occasion,
When I such a glory might see!
But a cow of a purple persuasion
I never would be.
Hence, vain deluding cows.
The herd of folly, without colour bright,
How little you delight,
Or fill the Poet's mind, or songs arouse!
Our most hearty laughter
Something sad must rouse.
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of Purple Cows.
Ask me no more. A cow I fain would see
Of purple tint, like a sun-soaked grape -
Open then I flung a shutter,
And, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a Purple Cow which gayly tripped around my floor.
For the wind is in the gum-tree‚
And the hay is in the mow‚
And the cow-bells are a-calling
Come and see a Purple Cow!
I dream of a purple creature
Which is not as kine are now;
And resembles cattle only
As Cowper resembles a cow.
She lived unknown, that Cow, and so
I never chanced to see;
But if I had to be one, oh,
The difference to me!
A cow of purple is a joy forever.
Its loveliness increases. I have never
Seen this phenomenon.
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