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THE ROTUNDA, Ai'RII. 14, 1923

PUPPY LOVE There is a malady more widespread than measles. And far more dangerous. In the terrors which ii holds for its victims it is more deadly than smallpox, yet in its humor for onlookers it is rivalled only by mumps. < Inly fools are stricken with it. yet having had it, one ceases to be a fool automatically with its cure, i have heard many who were once afflicted so in youth speak of it. and such see to be the consensus of opinion. li i> no respecter of age, although among ado lescenl youth it i> perhaps most prevalent. I have seen, however strong men and able women stricken down as mercilessly as the most hlatont


word right in my mouth!" My father seemed on the point of explosion hut thought better of it. and took to his bed instead, from which he did not rise again for many days. | \v said that it was hard to find in his old age that one of his children was an imbecile. John committed poetry. All Puppy hove victims do. Write would be perhaps, a more ]MIliu- term, but commit i> more appropriate. Vesundoubtedly commit i> the only word. For the poetry of Puppy l.ove is crime. It is gloried with a purple freedom one seldom finds elsewhere. It is profusely decorated with rosebuds and small gooey hearts, h i- populated to overflowing with obese eupids and woiidroiisly beautiful maidens and round, fat. pumpkin colored moons. It oozes with sticky words, h j> unthinkable. It is painful. It should he punishable by law. John suffered spasms of exquisite torture as well as moments of unlivable bliss. lb- sighed—vast, gusty sighs that seemed ambitious to carry house and all away on their capacious bosoms to some distant, romantically gloom) Arcady. He was melancholy with an inconsolable gloom and tragic darkness. He was happy to simple mindedness. Funerals seemed to fascinate him. He would attend every one anywhere within a radius of twenty miles. >it through the service with a sickly and watery smile, and return home, to sit in the pale moonlight and commit more ]*>etry, commencing "If I should die, wouldst thou forget me?" He did nothing but mope and clutter up the house with himself and his eternal ravings which he would write on paper and then leave to he blown about and read by every one who came by and disgrace the family. He was forever in the way. and when one would remind him of this, he would move away with such a pathetic look in his eyes as puppies have when they are turned outdoors mi a cold morning. < toe couldn't kick him. He was too pathetic. Truly, be did those things he OUght not to have done, but more truly, he left undone everything he by any remote chance should have done. | have painted this picture of a sufferer from Puppy l.ove in too dark tones. I shall splash vivid sunshine across the dark canvas: ( >ne always recovers. John did. Some one laughed at him. He became cynical. He is almost normal now.



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Rotunda vol 3, no 25 april 14, 1923  
Rotunda vol 3, no 25 april 14, 1923