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Thread #37458 Message #2616042
Posted By: Joe_F
21-Apr-09 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: Really Really Important Poem
Subject: RE: Really Really Important Poem
Ogden Nash's complete reply to Dorothy Parker was:
The girl who is bespectacled,
She may not get her necktackled,
But safety pins and bassinets
Await the girl who fascinets.
Men are polygamous.
Often attributed to D. Parker, but actually a good deal older.
Piss and fart,
Sound at heart.
When in danger or in doubt,
Run in circles, scream and shout.
Life is a jest, and all things show it:
I thought so once, and now I know it.
Suck, squeeze, bang, blow.
Internal combustion makes it go.
If I were a cassowary
On the sands of Timbuctoo,
I would eat a missionary,
Coat and bands and hymnbook too.
Six days shalt thou work and do all thou art able:
The seventh, the same, and clean out the stable.
Six days shalt thou labor and do all that thou art able,
And on the seventh holystone the deck and scrape the cable.
Life is ever, since man was born,
Licking honey from a thorn.
Always some flakes rise,
But it is correct to say
The snow is falling.
Said Sir Christopher Wren,
"I am going to dine with some men.
If anyone calls,
Say I am designing St Paul's."
Said Sir James Dewar,
"I am smarter than you are.
None of you asses
Can condense gases."
Said P. A. M. Dirac,
"I will *not* call it a brac."
Like many Brits,
He had a thing about tits.