R.I.P. ROBERT SERVICE
January 16, 1874-September 11, 1958
His vein of verse was a lucky strike:
He made a fortune from the Klondike.
Though civilization made him nervous,
France saw most of Robert Service.
Published originally in in Per Contra Spring 2009 Light Verse Supplement atwww.percontra.net/14lightverseentry.htm.
R.I.P. ANTHONY HECHT
January 16, 1923 – October 20, 2004
Lies here in clover
He didn’t select,
Doubling no dactyls
Line after line
To little effect.
From Wesli Court’s Epitaphs for the Poets, by Lewis Turco, Baltimore, MD: BrickHouse Books, 2012, paperback, ISBN: 978-1-938144-01-1.