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3 Works of Halpin

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The Last Resort

Story type: Poetry

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A dramatist declared he had gotSo many people in his plot,That what to do with half he hadWas like to drive him drama-mad!“The hero and the heroineOf course are married–very fine!But with the others, what to doIs more than I can tell–can you?”His friend replied–“‘Tis hard to say,But yet I think there is a way.The […]

LAURA. On me he shall ne’er put a ring,So, mamma, ’tis in vain to take trouble–For I was but eighteen in spring,While his age exactly is double. MAMMA He’s but in his thirty-sixth year,Tall, handsome, good-natured and witty,And should you refuse him, my dear,May you die an old maid without pity! LAURA His figure, I […]

The Mushroom Hunt

Story type: Poetry

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In early days, ere Common SenseAnd Genius had in anger parted,They made to friendship some pretense,Though each, Heaven knows! diversely hearted.To hunt for mushrooms once they went,Through nibbled sheepwalks straying onward,Sense with his dull eyes earthward bent,While Genius shot his glances sunward!Away they go! On roll the hours,And toward the west the day-god edges;See! Genius […]