Tuesday, May 5, 2009
So That's Who I Remind Me Of
by Ogden Nash
When I consider men of golden talents,
I'm delighted, in my introverted way,
To discover, as I'm drawing up the balance,
How much we have in common, I and they.
Like Burns, I have a weakness for the bottle,
Like Shakespeare, little Latin and less Greek;
I bite my fingernails like Aristotle;
Like Thackeray, I have a snobbish streak.
I'm afflicted with the vanity of Byron,
I've inherited the spitefulness of Pope;
Like Petrarch, I'm a sucker for a siren,
Like Milton, I've a tendency to mope.
My spelling is suggestive of a Chaucer;
Like Johnson, well, I do not wish to die
(I also drink my coffee from the saucer);
And if Goldsmith was a parrot, so am I.
Like Villon, I have debits by the carload,
Like Swinburne, I'm afraid I need a nurse;
By my dicing is Christopher out-Marlowed,
And I dream as much as Coleridge, only worse.
In comparison with men of golden talents,
I am all a man of talent ought to be;
I resemble every genius in his vice, however heinous-
Yet I write so much like me
Friday, May 1, 2009
Why this blog???.....basically I love all kinds of stories including poems.
This blog is for poems for both children and adults.
They all tell a story.....some tell a very short one others are almost epic.
All will be accompanied by a picture that seems to relate to the poem (at least in my opinion).
Some of the poems with be my favorites , I have many, others will just be those that catch my attention for the moment and seem to want to be put out there.
The majority of the poems will be public domain. If I use any that are not or that I am unsure of I will of course put up the source of the poem.
If an poet has a problem with me using a poem please let me know (as if anyone will actually notice …but you never know).
The same rule applies for any pictures used on this blog.