To a poet, painter and musician

                Three Muses one day
                Had a serious fray,
        Concerning a youth who had wandered astray,
        And fast up Parnassus was taking his way.
                They each urged a claim
                Each gave him her name,
        And each vowed to crown him with chaplets of fame.
                Frown followed retort,
                Till to cut it all short,
        They decided to carry the case up to court.
                Appllo averred,
                That from all he had heard,
        The claim of exclusiveness seemed quite absurd;
                And he gave his decree
                That this soul should be free
        For the "joint occupancy" of the whole three.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.