pandemo (pandemo) wrote,
pandemo
pandemo

My Friend George



http://www.livejournal.com/users/pandemo/101255.html

My Friend George collects stamps. That makes him a philatelist, a nice isoteric word I forgot, but an lj friend sent me... :-)

The following six Ogdon Nash poems appear on the new 37 cent Ogdon Nash stamp.

"The Turtle"
The turtle lives twixt plated decks
Which practically conceal its sex.
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.

"The Cow"
The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other milk.

"Crossing the Border"
Senescence begins and middle age ends.
The day your descendants outnumber your friends.

"The Kitten"
The trouble with a kitten is THAT
Eventually it becomes a CAT.

"Limerick One"
An elderly bride of Port Jervis
Was quite understandably nervis.
Since her apple-cheeked groom,
With three wives in the tomb,
Kept insuring her during the service.

"The Camel"
The camel has a single hump,
The dromedary two;
Or else the other around.
I'm never sure. Are you?

The titles of the poems do not appear on the stamp. YFG
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments