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The Golfer's Rubaiyat

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Author: H.W. Boynton
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,737 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 840
Added to site: 2007.12.25 19479
Genres: Poetry, Humor, Games

to play one Round, or, meeker still,
To mix a gentle Foursome satisfied.


THAT even the wavering Remnant of the Swing
May bear some witness to my virtuous Spring,
And leave no True-believer passing-by
Unedified by its Admonishing.


WOULD but the god of Golfers ere too late
Arrest the sure-advancing step of Fate,
What matter if we play the Odd or Like?
Or--if we play--hole out in Four or Eight?


AH, let the Honor go to Fate, and let
All difficulties by that Crack be met;
The Duffer still may win a Half or two,
Content while Fate is only Dormie yet.


OR if ev'n this be taken, you and I
May still fare onward calmly, honestly,
Nor care how many Down the Record stand:
The Match is over--Let us play the Bye!


YON rising Moon that leads us Home again,
How oft hereafter will she wax



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