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Saturday, April 21, 2007


Yes, I spell it peom, and it would take forever to explain why.

Here's mine, in honor of the daffodils hiding from me:

I wandered smelly as a fart
Because I had a broken heart.
I was too sad to bathe my skin,
And so infection did set in.
Infection then turned to necrosis
and everybody held their nosis.


cybercita said...

ha! that was funny! you must be, as i am, a fan of ogden nash.

Woman Ray said...

I had a friend long ago who would say pearty for party, or generally ad a "pee" sound to the beginning of words that began with the letter "p" then a vowel.

She said she picked it up hanging out on a Carribian island in the 1980's, but possibly she meant she picked it up from the other american college friends she went with. She didn't say and I didn't think to ask.

Anyway, it reminded me.

silvio soprani said...

Little Gator,

I am wondering if you are also a fan of John Lennon's books of nonsense verse: IN HIS OWN WRITE and also A SPANIARD IN THE WORKS. Very Joycean and also Lennonist!

Jana C.H. said...

As in Leninist Lemon Meringue Pie?

Jana C.H.
Saith JcH: Ogden Nash is my second-favorite poet.

little gator said...

yep, read Lennon, adore Nash and Lear.

When I get tohether with my friend Abby we crank out limericks at an astonishing rate.

In Roald Dahl's _Matilda_, seomone says writing proper limericks that are funny takes a lot of work. Not for us.

Like this one I wrote for a friend whose last name(duh) is Rice:

There once was a person named Rice
Who liked to devour live mice.
She'd munch on their tails
And ignore their sad wails,
Then gobble them up in a trice.

Jana C.H. said...

On second thought, it should be Leninist Lemon Bars, since we already have Trotskyist Key Lime Pie.

Jana C.H.
Saith Floss Forbes: If you don't know the tune, sing tenor.