[Dixielandjazz] Poetry

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 31 01:19:24 PST 2003


Pat Ladd (the Bard of Bradford-on-Avon) wrote:

>I find it incomprehensible that anyone could quote `poetry` with an extra 
>couple of bars stuck in >the odd line, totally upsetting the beat.

Oh dear!  Pat, you must not be very familiar with one of America's most 
beloved poets, Ogden Nash.

Here is but one of his short poems:

     The Firefly's Flame

The Firefly's flame
Is something for which science has no name.
I can think of nothing eerier
Than flying around with an unidentified glow on one's posterior.

Does this not tug at your heart?  I always choke up when I read Nash.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill "Beauty lover" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

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