Spectator Competition No. 2946: post mortem
You are invited to submit a verse obituary of a well-known person who has died in the past year.
Ms. Harper Lee
Ms. Harper Lee, a scribe of note,
as her first published novel wrote
To Kill a Mocking Bird—a pip.
Her follow-up was nearly zip.
A public life was troublesome.
Ms. Lee stayed hale. Ms. Lee stayed mum.
She gave us nothing from her pen
for more than fifty years! But then
she, casting reticence aside,
released a book—and quickly died.
If we'd be well and live, perhaps
we all should learn to shut our traps.