I never saw...
Let’s raise a candle for Gelett Burgess, born January 30, 1866, a master of nonsense verse and inventor of silly characters called the Goops.
The Goops they lick their fingers,
And the Goops they lick their knives...
...but whose greatest claim to fame might be this nonsense verse, at which I asked my favorite artists under 8 to give their interpretation.
I never saw a purple cow,
I hope to never see one.
I’d rather see than BE one.
Gelett learned to hate his own poem, enough that he wrote a sequel.
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.