R.I.P. JOHN GODFREY SAXE
June 2, 1816 – March 31, 1887
Laws are much like sausages —
The more we know of how they’re made,
The more we are their hostages,
He wrote, and feel they’re retrograde.
R.I.P. THOMAS HARDY
June 2, 1840 - January 11, 1928
He always wished to be a poet
And ever wished that he could show it
To the world, but the word was tardy
For the novelist Thomas Hardy.
Published originally in Per Contra Spring 2009 Light Verse Supplement at www.percontra.net/14lightverseentry.htm