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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:15 am 
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"As poets have endlessly sung"
"Death takes the innocent young"
"The screamingly funny, the rolling in money"
"And even the very well hung"

Yeats? Auden? I can't remember from my college days.


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As the poets have mournfully sung,
death takes the innocent young,
the rolling in money,
the screamingly funny,
and those who are very well hung.
~Limerick by by W.H. Auden


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As the poets have mournfully sung,
death takes the innocent young,
the rolling-in-money,
the screamingly-funny,
and those who are very well hung.

~~W.H. Auden

The version that I have is hyphenated. I have also seen this erroneously attributed to W.H. Austin and W.C. Fields. It is the epitome of a limerick. It is considered to be both funny and profound. The last line could be interpreted more than one way.

For those who are very well hung (hung by a rope).


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:34 am 
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I knew that I had it a little bit wrong but could not remember for sure.


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