[Dixielandjazz] Poetry

Russ Guarino russg at redshift.com
Tue Dec 30 22:32:10 PST 2003

Ogden's most famous poem:    "Candy's dandy, but liquor's quicker".

Russ Guarino

Bill Gunter wrote:

> Listmates,
> 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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