Wednesday, February 13, 2008

This Week's Oft Quoted

This week, author's found numerous reasons to share Nash with their reader's to help make their points.

Starting, appropriately, with a paean to Bartlett's Quotations, this Lima, News (OH) columnist cites Nash along with Twain & Thoreau as his favorite quote generators. "Although Nash gave the world the memorable “Candy/Is dandy/But liquor/Is quicker,” I think he was at his best when he used his verse to comment on human behaviors, as in “There are two kinds of people who blow through life like a breeze/And one kind is gossipers and the other is gossipees.”

Slightly southwest of Lima, Oklahoma advice columnist Malcolm Berko prescribes reading Ogden Nash to a reader with anxiety over the direction of the current U.S. economy. ( Light verse will save the Universe.)

In this poignant blog entry 'Anglophile' of Wisconsin cites Ogden Nash's poem 'Old Men' to help her reader's understand how it feels to watch your grandfather get closer to dying.

1 comment:

anglophile said...

Thanks for your your link to my blog. Ogden Nash is a favorite of mine. While that particular poem and my related post were somewhat somber, I do enjoy his more lighthearted works as well. I plan to post other poems by him in the future--he's a good reminder that life need not always be serious.

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