Friday, April 24, 2009


This is something that the young Ben Franklin came up with. I've always liked it. (His actual epitaph was much less creative).

The body of
B. Franklin, Printer
(Like the Cover of an Old Book
Its Contents torn Out
And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding)
Lies Here, Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be Lost;
For it will (as he Believ'd) Appear once More
In a New and More Elegant Edition
Revised and Corrected
By the Author.


Barry Napier said...

That's awesome. Almost as cool as Vonnegut's. His says, "So it goes."

Thom Brannan said...

there's a movie line (or it's in a book, i just can't remember) that goes:

Death is but a doorway. I shall return.

I dig on that one.