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Poem Title:  Madrigal

Poem Category:  Love Poems

Poet:  Lewis Carroll

Poet Biography: 
Lewis Carroll(1832-1898) is perhaps best known for his books (Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there) but this is perhaps a little unfair as he was a prolific writer and great thinker.



Poem: 
(To Miss May Forshall.)


HE shouts amain, he shouts again,
(Her brother, fierce, as bluff King Hal),
"I tell you flat, I shall do that!"
She softly whispers " 'May' for 'shall'!"
He wistful sighed one eventide
(Her friend, that made this Madrigal),
"And shall I kiss you, pretty Miss!"
Smiling she answered " 'May' for 'shall'!"

With eager eyes my reader cries,
"Your friend must be indeed a val-
-uable child, so sweet, so mild!
What do you call her?" "May For shall."

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