Walter de la Mare

Here you will find the Poem Bones of poet Walter de la Mare


Said Mr. Smith, ?I really cannot
Tell you, Dr. Jones?
The most peculiar pain I?m in?
I think it?s in my bones.?

Said Dr. Jones, ?Oh, Mr. Smith,
That?s nothing. Without doubt
We have a simple cure for that;
It is to take them out.?

He laid forthwith poor Mr. Smith
Close-clamped upon the table,
And, cold as stone, took out his bones
As fast as he was able.

Smith said, ?Thank you, thank you, thank you,?
And wished him a good-day;
And with his parcel `neath his arm
He slowly moved away.