Greybeards at Play and Other Comic Verse
Definitely an odd book, but in a wonderful way! I first read it years ago, and I love it just as much now as I did when I was a kid -- Chesterton's verses are short, snappy, and very, very funny (IMO) with some amazing concepts and turns of phrase...Best of all, my edition is illustrated with Chesterton's own line drawings, which are filled with life and verve, and at least as funny as the verses themselves. Anyone who has read the famous essay, "On Lying In Bed," will know that Chesterton loved to draw -- it's great to have some actual examples of what he could do! Maybe he wouldn't be everybody's idea of an "artist," but he was a really superlative illustrator.And the poems themselves are worth reading.BTW, If you'd like to get an idea of what his verse is like, here is an example (caveat: this one is not in the book -- but it definitely shows his spirit)!