THE ONE-L LAMA.Ogden Nash, to whom the poem “I eat my peas with honey” has been credited, was one of the great American poets. He has not received the recognition he should because, as I posted here, light verse does not receive the recognition it deserves.

Here is a poem by Nash that I know by heart. The footnote is an important part of the poem.

“The one-l lama,
He’s a priest.
The two-l llama,
He’s a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn’t any
Three-l lllama.*

*The author’s attention has been called to a type of conflagration known as a three-alarmer. Pooh.”

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