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A break from diving free form

Two of my newly found and now favorite artists are Danny Gregory and Tommy Kane. They are “ad men” who have seen revolutionary changes to an industry built from dreams, mad geniuses, hucksters and ego-driven maniacs. 56 more words

Leonard Cohen

Quote of the day: Ogden Nash, “You and me and P.B. Shelley”

What is Life? Life is stepping down a step or sitting in a chair,
And it isn’t there.
Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor,

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Poem

on poetry...

“Poets are always in search of the right word, the adjective that is inevitable, / Because an ill-chosen adjective induces levity in the reader, and no poet wishes to be levitable.”
Ogden Nash
(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971)
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Poetry

The Strange Case of Mr. Palliser's Palate by Ogden Nash

In Ogden Nash, we have an unusual writer – one who made it to be memorialized by having his photo put on a US Postage Stamp. 69 more words

Foodwriting

Wretched Richard's Almanac: Parsley Is Gharsley

August 19, 1902

Ogden Nash, an American poet known for his droll and playful verse, wrote over 500 pieces of comic verse, the best of which was published in 14 volumes between 1931 and his death in 1971. 242 more words

Humor

August 19 in history

1504 Battle of Knockdoe.

1561 An 18-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, returned to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.

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History

Very Like A Whale

Here, for a change is some comic verse, not serious at all, by Ogden Nash. Nash was an American poet, who is most famous for his amusing writing; he was born in new York in 1901 and died in Baltimore in 1971. 459 more words

Poems