Thomas Hood


        No sun--no moon!
        No morn--no noon!
No dawn--no dusk-- no proper time of day —
        No sky — no earthly view —
        No distance looking blue —
No road — no street — no ‘ t'other side the way’ —
        No end to any Row —
        No indications where the Crescents go —
        No top to any steeple —
No recognitions of familiar people —
        No courtesies for showing 'em —
        No knowing 'em!
No traveling at all — no locomotion —
No inkling of the way — no notion —
        ‘No go’ — by land or ocean —
         No mail — no post —
No news from any foreign coast —
No Park, no Ring, no afternoon gentility —
        No company — no nobility —
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
        No comfortable feel in any member —
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
        No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds—