As the poets have mournfully sung
As the poets have mournfully sung,
Death takes the innocent young,
And those who are very well hung.
A young schizophrenic named Struther
A young schizophrenic named Struther,
When told of the death of his brother,
After all, I still have each other.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Buried all of his libretti,
Thought the matter overthen
Went and dug them up again.
Excerpted from Comic Poems edited by Peter Washington. Copyright © 2001. Excerpted by permission of Everyman's Library, a division of Random House. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.