The Fiction House Presents Larkish verse for April, National Poetry Month

My heart flutters like Calico, A Foundling's Gentlest Friend (©2013  Image by Joseph Rintoul)

Fly with us and a bit of poetry!


by Hughes Means, 1899


Yesterday upon the stair,

I met a man who wasn’t there.

He wasn’t there again today

I wish, I wish he’d go away…


When I came home last night at three,

The man was waiting there for me

But when I looked around the hall,

I couldn’t see him there at all!

Go away, go away don’t you come back anymore!

Go away, and please don’t slam the door…


Last night I saw upon the stairs,

A little man who wasn’t there.

He wasn’t there again today

Oh, how I wish he’d go away…


(Read more whimsy in the novel, Tales of Fiction House.  Join me every Sunday night at the Fiction House, your place for short story, lark, whimsy, and merriment.  Meet the many residents as I archive their lives and centuries of adventures.  You can read of their origins in my novel TALES OF THE FICTION HOUSE.   My novel is available at Amazon, (Kindle and Trade Paperback) and Barnes and Noble.)

©2015 Raji Singh

About Raji Singh

I am a writer, a foundling anchored by tale-telling and imagination. Read my history in Tales of the Fiction House, available at and Barnes & Noble (This is a portrait of my great-great grandfather. He's a handsome devil and I am his spitting image.)
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