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Poem by Christopher Morley


Light Verse


At night the gas lamps light our street,
    Electric bulbs our homes;
The gas is billed in cubic feet,
    Electric light in ohms.

But one illumination still
    Is brighter far, and sweeter;
It is not figured in a bill,
    Nor measured by a meter.

More bright than lights that money buys,
    More pleasing to discerners,
The shining lamps of Helen's eyes,
    Those lovely double burners! 



Christopher Morley


Christopher Morley's other poems:
  1. The Wakeful Husband
  2. Mar Quong, Chinese Laundryman
  3. Reading Aloud
  4. The Old Swimmer
  5. The Young Mother


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