P G Tait's poem: The Morning Round (6-8 AM)

  1. Beautiful Round! Superbly played-
    Round where never mistake is made;
    Who with enchantment would not bound
    For the round of the morning, Beautiful Round?

  2. Never a duffer is out of bed;
    None but the choicest bricks instead
    On the Links at six can ever be found;
    Round of the morning, Beautiful Round.

  3. There they lie in a hideous doze
    Different quite from a golfer's repose-
    That from which he starts with a bound
    For the round of the morning, Beautiful Round.

  4. Agile and light, each tendon strung,
    With healthy play of each active lung
    He strides along o'er the dewy ground
    In the round of the morning, Beautiful Round.

  5. Beautiful Round! most cleverly won
    Under the gaze of the rising sun,
    And hailed with a pleasant chuckling sound
    Round of the morning. Beautiful Round.

  6. Beautiful Round! vain duffers try
    Thy manifold virtues to deny:-
    They!!! mere specimens of a hound:
    Round of the morning, Beautiful Round.

  7. Beautiful Round in thee is health,
    The choicest gem of earthly wealth:-
    Hands and face most thoroughly browned;
    Round of the morning. Beautiful Round.

  8. Beautiful Round! to thee is due
    All the work I am fit to do:-
    Therefore in fancy stand thou crowned
    Queen of the morning, Beautiful Round.

  9. Beautiful Round! I think of thee
    Through months of labour and misery:-
    Round thee the strings of my heart are wound,
    Round of the morning, Beautiful Round.

JOC/EFR January 2015

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