Doggerel

Contents

1 The sane poet

2 A poem by Ogend Nash

 

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3 January 2008 1.1

The sane poet

I once met a poet
who was completely sane
quite unlike the Great Dane
not a dog, you dog,
I’m talking about the Bard.

I find it very hard
to speak in simple sentences
quite unlike the poet
who never worried
that he’d blow it.

He said what he said
and meant when he went.
But he never came.
Shame.

………

2

A poem by Ogeden Nash

In The Japanese published in 1938, Nash presents an allegory for the expansionist policies of the Empire of Japan:

How courteous is the
Japanese
He
always says, Excuse it,
please
He
climbs into his neighbor’s
garden
And
smiles, and says, I beg your
pardon
He
bows and grins a friendly
grin
And
calls his hungry family
in
He
grins, and bows a friendly
bow
So
sorry, this my garden now