Born Edgar Yipsel Harburg, he was a Hollywood lyricist and poet, most notably wrote the lyrics for Somewhere Over the Rainbow and It's Only a Paper Moon
"The House of God never had much appeal for me. Anyhow, I found a substitute temple--the theater."
Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree;
And only God who makes the tree Also makes the fools like me.
But only fools like me, you see, Can make a God, who makes a tree
"Speaking of the Common Man," said Lincoln,
"God must love him."
And the Common Man, he must love God--
He made so many of Him.
Before I was born, I seemed to be
Contented with being non-be-able;
So after I'm gone, it seems to me
My lot should be not less agreeable.
From volumes of poetry Rhymes for the Irreverent (1965) and At This Point in Rhyme (1976)  Currently published by The Freedom from Religion Foundation