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What One Approves, Another Scorns
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Arthur Guiterman


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What one approves,
another scorns,
and thus
his nature each discloses.
You find the rosebush
full of thorns,
I find the
thornbush full of roses.


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Arthur Guiterman (1871 - 1943) was an editor, book reviewer, and poet. Born in Vienna, Austria, to American parents, he was a small man who talked fast and was well-liked. Co-founder of the Poetry Society of America, he was best known for his humorous poems and his entertaining, rhyming book reviews. Arthur published more than a dozen books and his poems appeared in major magazines such as Life and The New Yorker on a regular basis.

 


Post New Comment:
Lori Levy:
Simple, but makes an important point!
Posted 08/16/2018 09:35 PM
Glen Sorestad:
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Posted 08/16/2018 09:46 AM
wordartdjc:
Still topical in our world of today.
Posted 08/16/2018 09:32 AM
paradea:
I love this!!
Posted 08/16/2018 09:21 AM
cork:
I love the balance of "rosebush" and "thornbush."
Posted 08/16/2018 09:08 AM
Larry Schug:
I wish we used the word "thus" more in everyday speech.
Posted 08/16/2018 08:45 AM
rhonasheridan:
A Wee poem j which says so much.
Posted 08/16/2018 05:27 AM


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