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Speck Of Dust
(29 November 1832 – 6 March 1888 / Pennsylvania / United States)

Speck Of Dust

Poem By Itai Oscar

'Chevalita,
Pretty cretr,
I do love her
Like a brother;
Just to ride
Is my delight,
For she does not
Kick or bite,'

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Simple does not mean empty minded. A truism. I'd say redundancy...
It is a well delineated poem by Louisa May Alcott.
cretr is a humorous misspelling of " creature" . This poem is from Louisa May Alcott's book UNDER THE LILACS. The main character in the story is a boy named Ben who has never attended school and he was writing this poem about Chevalita, a lovely horse belonging to a friend. Cited from Polly B's explanation. This info gives better insight about her poem.CONGRATULATIONS for the Classic Poem Of The Day, Louisa May!
For anyone who does not know, this poem is from Louisa May Alcott's book UNDER THE LILACS. The main character in the story is a boy named Ben who has never attended school and he was writing this poem about Chevalita, a lovely horse belonging to a friend. And since Ben does not know how to spell very well, " cretr" is a humorous misspelling of " creature" .
We usually want to delightfully ride someone who does not 'kick or bite'. Couldn't get the meaning of 'cretr' - can any one help?


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