Poems of the Week

Capriccio P.D.Q.

by Dan Campion

“Peter Schickele, Composer and Gleeful Sire of P.D.Q. Bach, Dies at 88”
The New York Times

Farewell, dear Peter Schickele,
The “Sire of P.D.Q.,”
That trickster Bach who, prickly,
Was almost good as you,
But, in a way, your nemesis
(Four Grammys to your one)
For philharmonic emphasis
On cockamamie fun.