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Playing literary dress-up

Ogden Nash

Happy Halloween!If you were going to dress up as a favorite writer or as a character from a favorite book, what would your costume look like?

My greatest influences – Stephen King for horror and Ogden Nash for humor in poetry.


The Porcupine

Any hound a porcupine nudges
Can’t be blamed for harboring grudges.
I know one hound that laughed all winter
At a porcupine that sat on a splinter.

The Ant

The ant has made herself illustrious
By constant industry industrious.
So what? Would you be calm and placid
If you were full of formic acid?

-By Ogden Nash


For more of the amusing and amazing Ogden Nash, see PoemHunter.com.

Google is having fun on their home page today. In case you haven’t seen it.

Photo via Wikipedia.


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