On Digital Extremities

by Gelett Burgess

I'd Rather have Fingers than Toes;
I'd Rather have Ears than a Nose;
     And As for my Hair,
     I'm Glad it's All There;
I'll be Awfully Sad, when it Goes!

 

 


Rembrandt

Title:

On Digital Extremities

Poet:

Burgess, Gelett

Year of Publication:

1901

Form:

Limerick

Stanza:

1

Type:

Humor

Lines:

5

Things to Discuss:

Does this poem fit the requirements for a limerick? Why would anyone want "fingers than toes", "ears than a nose"?