mikedurham_jazz at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 31 15:20:55 PST 2003
And yet Dorothy the arch-cynic wrote some of the most beautiful and touching
song lyrics - check out "I Wished On The Moon" for example. Could she have
been an unreconstructed romantic beneath that brittle crust? Ah, me....
>From: "Don Ingle" <dingle at baldwin-net.com>
>To: "Bill Gunter" <jazzboard at hotmail.com>,<dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Poetry
>Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 08:45:03 -0500
>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
> > Listmates,
> > Pat Ladd (the Bard of Bradford-on-Avon) wrote:
> > >I find it incomprehensible that anyone could quote `poetry` with an
> > >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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