I asked no other thing —
No other — was denied —
I offered Being — for it —
The Mighty Merchant sneered —

Brazil? He twirled a Button —
Without a glance my way —
“But — Madam — is there nothing else —
That We can show — Today?”

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2 Comments

  1. Mun says:

    In response to Doone’s comment… actually it’s not smiled it is ‘sneered’… maybe in another version, someone changed it to smiled

  2. Doone says:

    Just wanted to point out that the poem as given here is incorrect: it’s “the mighty merchant SMILED”, not sneered. Important because that really changes the tone of the poem.

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