If you look to the right you will see a strange looking rabbit and wonder what that is all about. Trust me, so did I! I'm supposed to be a what? What's a Graveyard Rabbit? I had to know! It did not take very much or very long to find out. Who doesn't love Google at times like this?
The Graveyard Rabbit
by Frank Lebby Stanton
Edmund Clarence Stedman's American Anthology
1787-1900, published in 1900
That anthology actually contains five of Stanton's lyric poems. I fell in love with this poem as I'm sure the founders of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits must have. Well, that is until about the 28th line or so -- "To whoever shall sever his furry feet!" The scary part of that line is that I had a recurring dream when I was a child -- I kept dreaming that I had to wear special skates or my feet would fall off. Seriously! I kid you not! I wonder if that was somehow prophetic. Hmmm... kind of creepy actually.
I love the poem and I love that my new found association adopted it! I'll adopt it too -- with an ever-so-slight different selection of words. Getting back to that button on the right, it was lovingly designed by yet another graveyard rabbit, the footnoteMaven. You might want to Google that name too!