[Stanza 1 of part II]
“Life In the House of Fame”
Some spend a life with Fame and some a day.
One calls it “home”; another’s passing by.
I know how people come, but why they stay
Or go and why they rent a room or buy
A suite are riddles causing me dismay.
Some stars are buried there the day they die,
While others with equal shares of “gifts” to give
Depart quite long before they’ve ceased to live.
The stanza is likely more enjoyable in context: