A Parable (poem 1898)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
A Parable (23 may 1898)

A Parable is a poem written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in Pen and Pencil in june 1898.

Conan Doyle wrote another poem with the same name A Parable published in 1919.




A Parable

The cheese-mites asked how the cheese got there,
And warmly debated the matter;
The Orthodox said that it came from the air,
And the Heretics said from the platter.
They argued it long and they argued it strong,
And I hear they are arguing now;
But of all the choice spirits who lived in the cheese,
Not one of them thought of a cow.