The Amateur Photographer’s Commandments / You’ll be floundering for ages In these first perplexing stages, No doubt you’ll make it work but Only clumsily, You’ll photograph the men And your lady friends again, Your money will be spent But uselessly, The dark room you have built Crowds your flat up to the hilt, But developing your work Will make you go berserk, When the plate it comes up blank Most consistently

The Amateur Photographer’s Commandments / You’ll be floundering for ages
In these first perplexing stages,
No doubt you’ll make it work but
Only clumsily,
You’ll photograph the men
And your lady friends again,
Your money will be spent
But uselessly,
The dark room you have built
Crowds your flat up to the hilt,
But developing your work
Will make you go berserk,
When the plate it comes up blank
Most consistently

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