Here is a poem and questions re: Contents of Dead Man http://rmd.me/VXnt
Compare ideas within Koch's poem to those in "Contents of a Dead man's Pocket"
You want a social life, with friends
You want a social life, with friends,
A passionate love life and as well
To work hard every day. What’s true
Is of these three you may have two
5 And two can pay you dividends
But never may have three.
There isn’t enough time, my friends—
Though dawn begins, yet midnight ends—
To find the time to have love, work, and friends.
10 Michelangelo had feeling
For Vittoria and the Ceiling°
But did he go to parties at day’s end?
Homer° nightly went to banquets
Wrote all day but had no lockets
15 Bright with pictures of his Girl.
I know one who loves and parties
And has done so since his thirties
But writes hardly anything at all.