This has been going through my head all day : As I was going down the stair, I passed a man who was not there.
So I had to look it up and found so much more, the name of the poem is Antigonish and the author is Hughes Mearns. He wrote it in 1899 and it was inspired by reports of a ghost in a house in Antigonish Nova Scotia. I count this as something new I learned today. Quite a while ago I started a notebook and that's what I devoted it to, new things I learned each day. I wonder where that notebook went? Probably turned into a calorie counter or Weight Watchers points journal. Oh well, here's the poem in its entirety and as you can see, the part that was running through my head? It was running in the wrong direction.
Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today,
I wish, I wish he'd go away...
When I came home last night at three,
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall,
I couldn't see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door...
Last night I saw upon the stair,
A little man who wasn't there,
He wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish he'd go away..
I would have put a picture of that guy here but . . . . . . he wasn't there!!