Gelett Burgess Poems

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Gelett Burgess
Frank Gelett Burgess (January 30, 1866 - September 18, 1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author, and humorist. He was born in Boston, and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S., in 1887. Burgess lost his job as a technical drawing instructor at the University of California, Berkeley (18911894) because of unmentionable alterations to statues (he deliberately toppled several of them that he considered an eyesore) of Henry Cogswell, a famous Bay Area dentist who had donated several statues of himself to the city of San Francisco, California. Burgess was married to Estelle Loomis in 1914.

the purple cow
The Purple Cow's Projected Feast:
Reflections on a Mythic Beast,
Who's Quite Remarkable, a... [read poem]
the rubaiyat of omar cayenne

WAKE! For the Hack can scatter into flight
Shakespere and Dante in a sin... [read poem]
Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day's journey t... [read poem]
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