New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
…can now tell you what it is like when someone pulls the Emergency Cord on the subway…
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.