dingle at baldwin-net.com
Wed Dec 31 08:45:03 PST 2003
Fra Wilhelm et al:
Perhaps one might consider:
"Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live."
An occasional rereading of Dorothy Parker can be a dandy way to pass the
time.Her critical reviews were the ultimate in sarcasm.Just plain fun, as
long as you were not the subject of one.Don Ingle----- Original
From: "Bill Gunter" <jazzboard at hotmail.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 8:19 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Poetry
> 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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