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A BASEBALL POEM BY OGDEN NASH.

A BASEBALL POEM BY OGDEN NASH. Here is a link to: “Line-Up For Yesterday, An ABC Of Baseball Immortals”. It was published by Sport Magazine in January, 1949. The link is to the Baseball almanac website, which points out that … Continue reading

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SOME OGDEN NASH POEMS.

SOME OGDEN NASH POEMS. Kids, you may be unfamiliar with Ogden Nash because light verse is not taught in literature classes. I think the most famous Ogden Nash poem is: “Reflections on Ice-Breaking Candy Is Dandy But liquor Is quicker.” … Continue reading

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THE ONE-L LAMA.

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 … Continue reading

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EATING PEAS WITH HONEY (COMMENT).

EATING PEAS WITH HONEY (COMMENT). “Milton” posted a comment on a post I made here about Virginia Woolf’s snobbishness and about Mary Jane pointing out to me a “cavone” eating peas with his knife in Venice. I am grateful for … Continue reading

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AND JOSEPH LANGLAND.

AND JOSEPH LANGLAND. And here is a poem by Joseph Langland: Hunters in the Snow: Brueghel Quail and rabbit hunters with tawny hounds, Shadowless, out of late afternoon Trudge toward the neutral evening of indeterminate form Done with their blood-annunciated … Continue reading

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AND WALTER DE LA MARE.

AND WALTER DE LA MARE. And here is a poem by Walter de la Mare: Brueghel’s Winter Jagg’d mountain peaks and skies ice-green Wall in the wild, cold scene below. Churches, farms, bare copse, the sea In freezing quiet of … Continue reading

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HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS. Here is a poem by William Carlos Williams: The Hunter in the Snow William Carlos Williams The over-all picture is winter icy mountains in the background the return from the hunt it is toward … Continue reading

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HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—THE POEM.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW—THE POEM. Here is a poem by John Berryman: Winter Landscape John Berryman The three men coming down the winter hill In brown, with tall poles and a pack of hounds At heel, through the arrangement of … Continue reading

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A TRADITIONALIST REMAINS UNCONVINCED (COMMENT).

A TRADITIONALIST REMAINS UNCONVINCED (COMMENT). I concluded my apology by saying: “For myself, since I am not going to be facing any more English teachers, I intend to use ‘they’ more often.” Mary Jane commented on my post: “What does … Continue reading

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USING THE SINGULAR “THEY” BECAUSE IT’S TRADITIONAL.

USING THE SINGULAR “THEY” BECAUSE IT’S TRADITIONAL. Paula Froke, lead editor for the AP Stylebook, said “… we offer new advice for two reasons: recognition that the spoken language uses they as singular and we also recognize the need for … Continue reading

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