Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE RIDER OF THE KNEE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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THE RIDER OF THE KNEE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Knightly rider of the knee
Last Line: Knightly rider of the knee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Knights & Knighthood; Childhood


KNIGHTLY Rider of the Knee
Of Proud-prancing Unclery!
Gaily mount, and wave the sign
Of that mastery of thine.

Pat thy steed and turn him free,
Knightly Rider of the Knee!
Sit thy charger as a throne --
Lash him with thy laugh alone:

Sting him only with the spur
Of such wit as may occur,
Knightly Rider of the Knee,
In thy shriek of ecstasy.

Would, as now, we might endure,
Twain as one -- thou miniature
Ruler, at the rein of me --
Knightly Rider of the Knee!





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