“Died Of A Rose” by Ambrose Bierce

A reporter he was, and he wrote, wrote he:
“The grave was covered as thick as could be
With floral tributes”–which reading,
The editor man he said, he did so:
“For ‘floral tributes’ he’s got for to go,
For I hold the same misleading.”
Then he called him in and he pointed sweet
To a blooming garden across the street,
Inquiring: “What’s them a-growing?”
The reporter chap said: “Why, where’s your eyes?
Them’s floral tributes!” “Arise, arise,”
The editor said, “and be going.”

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