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The mosquitoes are arriving. You can repel them by reading this poem aloud.

May 13, 2014 by Reader's Connection

Birds, Beasts and FlowersSome users get results by just chanting the line I know your game now, streaky sorcerer. For maximum protection, though, read the whole poem at the top of your lungs.

D. H. Lawrence’s “Mosquito” first appeared in his collection Birds, Beasts and Flowers (1923). Our edition of the book was published in 2008.

This remarkable repellent (sometimes with an added The in the title) can also be found in Lawrence’s Selected Poems or his Complete Poems, or by clicking here for the Poetry Foundation. Thanks once again to the foundation for existing.

The cover art, by the way, was Lawrence’s own creation.

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