Very like a whale.

I read a lot of Ogden Nash as a young person. I don’t think I’ve thought of Ogden Nash since.

There’s not really the market for his kind of work anymore, is there?

His or Dorothy Parker’s?

You don’t really have the Comedy Poem genre anymore.

There must be, of course, many funny poems. (Poets! Link ‘em up here!) But the only place funny poems might reliably show up anymore is in children’s books.

I feel like I want to go pick up some Ogden Nash just as a mark of respect for all the poems I read all those years ago. It’d be fun to read them with my grown-up eyes


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