- Sing hey! For the bath at close of day
that washes the weary mud away
A loon is he that will not sing
O! Water Hot is a noble thing!
O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain,
and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
but better then rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.
O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed
but better is beer if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured down the back.
O! Water is fair that leaps on high
in a fountain white beneath the sky;
but never did fountain sound so sweet
as splashing Hot Water with my feet!
This is one of my favorite poems from my childhood. I always found it so interesting that this poem is written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Not at all what i was familiar with as his style but instead showed me a clever, smart, light-hearted little poem about how much to love a hot bath! This always for a quick second makes me remember how lucky i have it to have hot and cold piped water with no open sewage issues. The times sure have gotten a little bit prettier smelling thanks to modern plumbing!
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