Sunday, July 18, 2010

John Godfrey Saxe

The poem I am going to share, which I am not going to share today, was written by a fellow named John Godfrey Saxe. He wrote a poem about Omaha after a visit sometime around 1865. He was not impressed.

I think he looks like Beetlejuice.

Saxe had a rough life. He lost five of six children to tuberculosis. After their fifth child passed, a blood vessel burst in his wife's brain and she died as well. Things were not easy back then.

Here's what Saxe had to say about sausages and the law:
"Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made."

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