The fellow or madam is mostly terrific,
And long his/her tenure, and highly prolific.
He’s known and she’s quoted and really quite famous.
And yet we’re not sure if it’s Abby or Amos.
He’s sad and she’s gay and she’s young and he’s old,
And many have seen her; yet none him behold.
And no, he’s not twins and she isn’t transgender –
The lady and lord and just lowly pretender.
Ones who are most famous need only one handle
And that’s who we find from the past with our candle –
photo by Sias van Schalkwyk at
© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.