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The Purple Cow

Gelett Burgess 1866 (Boston) – 1951



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!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme ABAB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 134
Words 26
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 4

Gelett Burgess

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