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February 28, 2009


Carol Jo

Thank you SO much for the new (to me) poetry form of the Clerihew. Good timing for such a fun plaything.

Sandy Carlson

Hooray!! You have hit upon one of my favorite authors. I'm well into my senior years and have been a big fan of his most of my life. Two of his poems I really like are: To A Little Boy Standing On My Shoes While I Am Wearing Them,and Miss Rafferty Wore Taffeta.Reading Mr. Nash led me to Franklin P. Adams and then to Dorothy Parker; and these delightful wits then led me to read more serious poets, and to enjoy poetry in general. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

Laura Miller

One of my favourite Nashisms:

The turtle lives between two decks
That carefully conceals his sex
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.

Laura B.

Mary Jo Groppe

My favorite Ogdenism:
Candy is dandy.
But liquor is quicker!

Ruth Roberson

This is my favorite!

There is something about a martini,
A tingle remarkably pleasant;
A yellow, a mellow martini
I wish I had one at present.
There is something about a martini,
Ere the dining and dancing begin
And to tell you the truth,
It is not the vermouth--
I think that perhaps it's the gin.

Bonnie Bauer

Being an artist, I'm dragged now and then into parallel creative happenings, and I've been invited to several poetry slams. When this happens, someone invariably asks me to read something of my own, and when that fails, "How about something from your favorite poet?"

Time after time, I've fantasized about climbing onto a smoky, dim and somber stage after someone has been droning on about the futility of life, quietly clearing my throat, and launching into--

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Indeed, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.

Ogden Nash is my hero.

Richard Stirling

I ordered the Odgen Nash paper weight and card holder and love it. I did however end up modifying it in a way you might want to consider. As it is designed with a 'wall' on all four sides of the card holder it is dificult to get your thumb under a card to get it out of the holder. I ended up cutting a gap in the front 'wall' so you can get a thumb under a card. The gap is about 1" wide, centered on the front, rounded at the upper corners and cut down to the bottom of the card holder. Now getting a card out of the card holder is a snap. The drawing below will give you a very rough idea looking straight on at the front of the card holder:
_________ (opening) _________

You may want to consider a design change if others have voiced concern with getting cards out of the card holder easily.

Logo Design

Hi there,
Another great post here. that's lovely.

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