Sunday, February 19, 2012

Some poetry about a fish

Here's a little bit of silly poetry for your Sunday afternoon!

This comes from page 83 of a lovely 1961 UK edition of Ogden Nash's Collected Verse from 1929 On that I'm just putting out. A very fun read from the fellow who once said, "Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker"!
The Fish
The fish, when he's exposed to air,
Displays no trace of savoir-faire,
But in the sea regains his balance
And exploits all his manly talents.
The chastest of the vertebrates,
He never even sees his mates,
But when they've finished, he appears
And O.K.'s all their bright ideas.
Nash has a knack for snappy titles for his verse, such as:
-- Here We Go Quietly Nuts in May
-- Love Me But Leave My Dog Alone
-- So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much
-- My Dear, How Ever Did You Think Up This Delicious Salad?

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