The Naughty PrepositionMorris BishopI lately lost a preposition:It hid, I thought, beneath my chair.And angrily I cried: “Perdition!Up from out of in under there!”Correctness is my vade mecum,And straggling phrases I abhor;And yet I wondered: “What should he comeUp from out of in under for?”

The Naughty Preposition
Morris Bishop

I lately lost a preposition:
It hid, I thought, beneath my chair.
And angrily I cried: “Perdition!
Up from out of in under there!”
Correctness is my vade mecum,
And straggling phrases I abhor;
And yet I wondered: “What should he come
Up from out of in under for?”