Japanese Doves (1941)
“Japan has the heart of a dove of peace, but
a snake—the United States and Great Britain—has placed its
eggs in the dove’s nest,” said a Japanese spokesman.
Somebody went round slapping faces;
women and smacked white men.
(Small mistake! And a doll’s grimaces!
is a child of ten!)
Mellica laying an egg in a dove-nest,
Egg of an adder.
By small mistake,
Dove, if broody, might sit on a love-nest,
Keep on sitting,
and hatch out a snake!
Somebody want to keep the East all yellow.
why he kill John Chinaman. See?
That’s why Hitler the velly best fellow.
grinned like a chimpanzee.)
Japanee take white man to Sing-Sing.
dam fine Police.
White man strip, till he don’t wear ting-ting.
now, is a dove of peace.
Somebody tink three bombs assist you,
Dropped on ship
of the C.P.R.
(Small mistake. So solly we missed you.
Take off hats
to the British tar.
If it had sunk, and left no traces,
have said it was done by Greece.)
Somebody went round walloping faces.
is a duck of peace.
Somebody see the English soldiers
to Mellican band.
Wonder why this Mellican music
Make them happy;
Somebody tink it mean “don’t worry!
See you later;
and then some more!”
Axis always in too dam hurry!
that singing, in Singapore?)
Somebody wanted to stamp like Prussia.
grown too big for his boots.
Mellican fleet is not like Russia.
What will be
left if Mellica shoots?—
Japanee fleet in the grim tide-races
Turning to junks
as the thunders cease—
Somebody’s finished with slapping faces.
is a dove of peace.
For notes about Noyes see Old
Japan; for notes about ‘Japanese Doves’ and Noyes’s
relation with Japan see CA2 in