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Ogden Nash in my kitchen

19 Mar

One of the poems my dad recited was “Reflections On Ice-Breaking” by Ogden Nash.

Candy
Is Dandy
But liquor
Is quicker.

It wasn’t until I was older that I really understood what sort of ice-breaking Mr. Nash meant.

He did however write a number of other reflections and other short poems on rather mundane objects. There are an inordinate number of poems about fruit and vegetables. Here’s one about parsley.

Further Reflections on Parsley

Parsley
Is gharsley.

Looking in my fridge and around my kitchen, I wrote these poems inspired by Ogden Nash.

Cilantro
Some people find your soapy taste
Reminiscent of toxic waste
I enjoy your cleansing flavor
Sad so many feel disfavor.

 

Avocado
Overpriced;
Delicious sliced.

 

Carrots
Carrot sticks:
Salad’s quick fix.

 

Mandarin Orange
A few slices
Suffices.

 

Bananas
Green
are obscene.

Yellow
are good fellows.

Spotted
have rotted.

 

Kale
Hail, kale
You taste stale.

Lean green
You taste clean.

Food fad
You taste bad.

Kale chips
Apocalypse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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