Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HO FOR NOA NOA, by BERTON BRALEY

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First Line: Oh, I think I'd like to go a
Last Line: But I'm not!
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips

Oh, I think I'd like to go a
Way to tropic Noa Noa
Where the pleasant breezes blow a
-Bout the Isle;
In a decorated proa
On the streams that sweetly flow, a
Fellow might go out and row a
-Round awhile.

Dusky maidens, even though a
Trifle shy, might yet bestow a
Smiling glance or maybe throw a
Kiss to me;
While, in measures soft and low, a
Ukelele tinkled. Oh, a
Life in lovely Noa Noa
Would be glee.

I could hunt the mighty boa
(Are there snakes in Noa Noa?)
I could build a hut and grow a
Coco palm;
In a hammock, swinging slow, a
Man might lie, and lying so, a
-Chieve from lazy head to toe, a
Perfect calm.

In that land my heart would glow a
Tender glow devoid of woe, a
Warmth to make me want to crow a
-Bout my lot;
Neither coal bills, ice nor snow a
-Flict the soul; I wouldn't show a
Care, were I in Noa Noa,
But I'm not!

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