Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My other personalities favorite poem:

I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.

Gelett Burgess

It don't have to be long to be purty...

Later, after being known mostly for the above little gem, he wrote:

CONFESSION: and a Portrait, Too,
Upon a Background that I Rue!

Ah, Yes! I Wrote the "Purple Cow" --
I'm Sorry, now, I Wrote it!
But I can Tell you Anyhow,
I'll Kill you if you Quote it!

-- Gelett Burgess

1 comment:

gina said...

kevin, i had a very large english teacher in high school who wore a purple ensemble the day she dared to quote it to our class of 16 year old punks. it was indeed a very funny day.