The dinosaur and icthyosaur Are not among the things that are, Though once the beasts were features. Oh, how sad it is to contemplate How nature can eliminate Unnecessary creatures!
- by Samuel Hoffenstein (1890 - 1947) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Simon Sargon (b. 1938), "The dinosaur", 1969 [ voice and piano ], from Take Five, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2021-02-09
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