Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Poetry Reads: The Firefly by Ogden Nash


Ahoy, Wolf here.  
It is certainly a surprise of momentous proportion 
that we hadn't yet featured on this blog, 
a poet of Ogden Nash's literary calibre and position. 
After all his poems are witty and funny, 
for Nash (1902 - 1971) had a talent for the humourous, 
a quality often found wanting in numerous. 

The use of rhyme that we attempt here in prose, 
the American poet created in verse. 
He could rhyme any word to another,
as if  words were tickling us to laughter - with a feather.

The following poem is just a sample 
of a prolific poetry collection that can be best described as ample
If you want to read more there is certainly a book that is handy; 
and it is titled - Candy is Dandy

The Firefly
by Ogden Nash

The firefly's flame
Is something for which science has no name
I can think of nothing eerier
Than flying around with an unidentified glow on a
person's posteerier.

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(Article by Snehith Kumbla)