john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,

An Internashional Treasure

Amidst the noisy blog din,
is one devoted to singing the praises of Ogden.

Mr. Nash is who I mean,
one of the nimblest rhymesters ever seen.

I refer to a blog which is cleverly named: Blogden Nash

You may have noticed I'm influenced by him.  I remember him as a contemporary poet in my youth.

Wikipedia says:
At the time of his death in 1971, the New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry".
He actually seems to have invented one particular verse form - one I have often utilized,
Which consists of writing long prosaic lines that keep you waiting for the rhyme until you're feeling brutalized.

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