R.I.P. GELETT BURGESS
January 30, 1866 – September 18, 1951
He never saw a purple cow,
He never hoped to see one,
But I can tell you anyhow,
Gelett thought they were gorgeous.
From Wesli Court’s Epitaphs for the Poets, by Lewis Turco, Baltimore, MD: BrickHouse Books, 2012, paperback, ISBN: 978-1-938144-01-1.