Dorothy Parker

(22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey)

A Pig's-Eye View Of Literature Poem by Dorothy Parker


The Lives and Times of John Keats,
Percy Bysshe Shelley, and
George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron

Byron and Shelley and Keats
Were a trio of Lyrical treats.
The forehead of Shelley was cluttered with curls,
And Keats never was a descendant of earls,
And Byron walked out with a number of girls,
But it didn't impair the poetical feats
Of Byron and Shelley,
Of Byron and Shelley,
Of Byron and Shelley and Keats.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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