R.I.P. WALT WHITMAN
May 31, 1819 - 26 March 1892
He wooed his Muse but couldn’t metre,
And so he thought he’d try to cheat her
By stifling her till she was smitten
By the prose of Walter Whitman.
Published originally in Per Contra Spring 2009 Light Verse Supplement at www.percontra.net/14lightverseentry.htm