1878 poem about slush in Cincinnati
Written for the Enqnlrer. THK SOHQ OF THK SLUSH, BY MRS. ENOCH TAYLOR, The slush, the slush, the terrible slush. That streams from each pore of the earth with a gush. Impeding our trsvel. making walking a woe. All on account of the "Beautiful Snow." From each roof and tree great drippings we see. Making gutters and crossings quite up to the knee, The sidewalks so icy, the pavements a show. All on account of the "Beautiful Snow." From the time that we leave the sill of the door Eaves-droppings" in torrents all over us pour; Such splashing above, such slushing below. All on account of the "Beautiful Snow." Then, we slip and we slide as we try to proceed. Tottering and tumbling like a wlnd-waven reed; This Icy mud mixture makes moving so slow, All on account ot the "Beautiful Snow." The soot snd the slosh, the mnd and the smoke. Make this pure, pretty poem a dark, dirty joke. With a nature poetio, we certainly know No "Queen City" bard wrote "Beautiful Show."