Purple Cow


by Gelett Burgess

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.

About the Author

Gelett Burgess was an American visual artist.

Publication Rights

This poem is in the public domain. It was published under the title “The Purple Cow: Reflections on a Mythic Beast Who’s Quite Remarkable, at Least” in the first issue of The Lark in 1895.

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