LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Songs Without Words by Robert J. Burdette. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 9, 2013.
Robert Jones Burdette was an American humorist and clergyman who became noted through his paragraphs in the Burlington (Iowa) Hawkeye. A collection of his writings, edited by Clara, his second wife, was published in 1922 under the title Robert J. Burdette: His Message.
This poem is taken from The Wit and Humor of America, Volume 7. (Summary from Wikipedia)