John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Poet's Corner: As the poets have mournfully sung

As the poets have mournfully sung,
Death takes the innocent young,
    The rolling in money,
    The screamingly funny,
And those who are very well hung.

W. H. Auden (1907 – 1973)

Maybe it's because it's quarter to one in the morning, but when I read this poem I laughed out loud. I think part of what makes it funny is that it's by W. H. Auden. You don't find many dirty limericks written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, after all.


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