Tag Archives: Ogden Nash

First Milestone

25 Mar

5000 views: that’s the total I reached the other day.  I’m chuffed; since starting this blog last June, I have had 4997 views from people who are not obliged to listen to me.

This blogging business is addictive, as those subscribers who cursed at receiving three emails in one day will probably agree.  I refuse to give it up, however: how else is it possible to say what you like, when you like and receive instant feedback in the form of rising stats and congratulatory comments?  It shouldn’t be called ‘blogging’, it should be called ‘egostroking’.

Ogden Nash was a surprise hit as far as my stats were concerned; but the best thing was my discovery that I needed new glasses: lordemmanuel found his way to the Nash post and kindly commented, ‘Nice posts. I Love the fact you put about yourself too. Really real.’  But what I read was – and it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘Nice posts’ – ‘I Love the fact you put yourself about too.’ 

I have set myself the target of reaching 10,000 views by the end of the year.  Any suggestions as to what I should write about to make it happen? 

Ogden Nash

22 Mar

I love Ogden Nash.  In honour of the Spring Equinox (March 20/21) I will share this poem which he didn’t write:

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris.
I wonders where the birdies is.
They say the birds is on the wing.
Ain’t that absurd?
I always thought the wing was on the bird.
 

 

He did write this one:

Ode To A Baby

A bit of talcum
Is always walcum.

And this:

The Shrimp

A shrimp who sought his lady shrimp
Could catch no glimpse
Not even a glimp.
At times, translucence
Is rather a nuisance.

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