Out of Norton anthologies I shall buildThe house of my English! And its walls shall grace The words of wise poets And its floor shall be Chaucer as my foundation And as its housetop Shakespeare And as windows to the world Rose-tinted glasses: I will find employment! But out in the yard The grades my teachers give Will forever haunt me.
The writer of this piece has written approximately 8½ poems in his life. May he be excused.