e. j. sullivan


Alton Kelley & Stanley Mouse, Skull and Roses, 1966.

Edmund J. Sullivan, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, 1913.

Hoover is my Shepherd, I am in want,
He maketh me to lie down on park benches,
He leadeth me by still factories,
He restoreth my doubt in the Republican Party.
He guided me in the path of the Unemployed for his party’s sake,
Yea, though I walk through the alley of soup kitchens,
I am hungry.
I do not fear evil, for thou art against me;
Thy Cabinet and thy Senate, they do discomfort me;
Thou didst prepare a reduction in my wages;
In the presence of my creditors thou anointed my income with taxes,
So my expenses overrunneth my income.
Surely, poverty and hard times will follow me
All the days of the Republican administration,
And I shall dwell in a rented house forever.
—  E.J. Sullivan, “The 1932nd Psalm”