Purple Cow

by Gelett Burgess
Published in The Lark, 1895

I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one.
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.

Reply (To The "Purple Cow")
by Gelett Burgess
Apres Cinq Ans,1914

Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow"--
I'm sorry, now, I wrote it!
But I can tell you anyhow,
I'll kill you if you quote it.

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