He was a dabbler in light verse, and had been elected to the college funny paper.
One of our best writers of light verse is the captain of the baseball team.
As a writer of light verse and as a parodist, his agile work has delighted a generation of admirers.
His light verse is wonderfully handled, quaint, fluent, right.
Now undoubtedly some rhetoric is not poetry, and a good deal of light verse is poetry only by extremely generous allowance.
Here in nearly 900 pages are specimens of light verse from Chaucer to Chesterton.
It is a booklet of light verse, containing here and there some remarkably brilliant pieces of satire and parody.
A would-be writer of light verse who has not an ironical habit of mind had better change his purpose and write an epic.
In an early volume of light verse Chesterton wrote of the kind of games that old men with beards would delight in.
I do not base this statement so much on his serious poems in praise of democracy, as on his light verse.