Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It is very very difficult to rhyme
And make sense at the same time.
If “The sky is blue” is your verse’s first line,
And you’d like to end the second with “sunshine”.
You’ll discover, that ‘sunshine’ doesn’t rhyme with ‘blue,’
So you’ll have to say-“I am down with the flu”
Or lie in some other preposterous way,
That will change what the poem intended to say,
Causing the poet soul great pain, wrongly
When you’re unable to express what you feel so strongly.

A good way to avoid that agony was invented by the great Ogden Nash,
Who didn’t really care about convention and with admirable cheek would let his lines continue and reach outrageous lengths till they would finally end with a word that rhymed with the last word of the preceding sentence, and even if he couldn’t find one, would twist it about (like I will proceed to do) till he found a perfect mash.
But copying him would hurt my ego
And so
I will be forced to continue writing in blank verse.
*curses* but for the sake of rhyming- *curse*

9 beep/s:

Sahana said...

ogden nash is so vunderphool.

Death On Two Legs said...

he said-
"God in his wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why."

I SO agree, especially in summer.

anubrata said...

and i quite like yours too.
and who might you be?

saurav mehta said...

nice nice.

Death On Two Legs said...

Thankee :)

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

ogden nash is god. i want to fall at his feet and worship him. sigh.

Prince of Mirkwood said...

I still find this the best of your work! It's apt and hilarious and cheeky and sweet!:)

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Clezevra said...

that's amazing! and soo true!