Norman Rockwell Saved from Drowning #7

Daydreaming Bookkeeper (1924)


Robert Fiore said...

Miniver loved the days of old
When swords were bright and steeds were prancing;
The vision of a warrior bold
Would send him dancing.

Miniver cursed the commonplace
And eyed a khaki suit with loathing:
He missed the medieval grace
Of iron clothing.

Miniver Cheevy, born too late,
Scratched his head and kept on thinking;
Miniver coughed, and called it fate,
And kept on drinking.

Marshall P. Smith said...


To the Walter Mitty in all of us.

Peter Nellhaus said...

I'm thinking of Herman Melville's Bartelby.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

"I'm a 20th Century man but i don't want to be here"