Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Random Little Rhyme for a Random Little Time (Don't tell me. I know. That was a silly title for a post.)


But anyway,  what does it matter?  This is a silly post.  Silly title.  Silly post.  They go together, right?  Right. (Well, well, well...sorry, I just got this silly song in my head.  Don't worry, though, I won't go there.  A silly post and a silly title is quite enough silliness for one day.  No need to overdo it by adding silly singing to the mix. ;))
 
Anyway!  On to the point of this post.  My brother was skimming through a poem book by Ogden Nash last night and he came across this poem.  Naturally, my sister and I were curious to know what it was about when we heard him laughing over it, and so he agreed to read it aloud to us.  I found it highly amusing.  And I hope you will, too, because that's why I'm here-- to share it with you. (Oh, that's alright.  Don't mention it.  I like to share.)    
 
 
That Hat's Got my Tongue
By Ogden Nash
 

 
A girl, oh a girl is a wonderful thing,
And so I am happy to say is spring,
And a girl in spring is the absolute works
But for one conspicuous item that irks:

That hat.

 

 
A girl in spring is a skylark's hymn,
An evensong in a cloister dim,
A moon in June and a dove in love,
But why the discordant detail above:
 
That hat?


 
 
The crocuses put their best feet foremost,
The softest, tenderest raindrops pour most,
Nature walks forth in a robe of dawn,
And you, my love, what do you put on?
 
That hat.



 
Purple the lilac and green the oaks,
Is spring the time for a milliner's hoax?
Your taste, methought, simply hibernated;
But what did I get when for spring I waited?
 
That hat.


 
 
A girl, oh a girl is a wonderful thing,
And so I am happy to say is spring,
And you are what I adore the sight of;
That hat is what I adore you in spite of--
 
Take it off and let's jump on it!

 
 
 
Have a lovely spring day, my friends! (With no hats.)
 
 
Sincerely,
Miss March
 

16 comments:

  1. Oh goodness! THOSE HATS!!

    Ahhh...this poem was SO funny! :D Thanks for sharing, Miss March!

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    1. I know! Aren't they crazy? :)

      Oh, you're more than welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D

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  2. HahaHA! That IS funny--and the accompanying pictures were perfection. Wonderful silly post, Miss March! You have a lovely spring day as well!

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  3. Oh, hey, I know the poet Ogden Nash! :D For school Mum made us memorize poems, and one of them we memorized (ages ago) was this one:
    "Celery
    by Ogden Nash
    Celery raw
    Develops the jaw;
    But celery stewed
    Is more quietly chewed."
    Hehehe. ;) But my, that is an amusing poem! The best part was BY FAR the 'take it off and let's jump on it!' Haha! That sounds like a little boy. ;P

    Most amusing! Most amusing! ;D
    ~Miss Meg

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    1. Oh! I recognize the "Celery" poem. I think we had that one in school, too. :)

      Haha. It does sound like a little boy, doesn't it? So funny! I liked that line, too. :)

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  4. I LOVE IT! Perfect pairing of poem and pictures.

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    1. Thanks, Hamlette! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  5. BWHAHA. This is so funny, and especially WITH THOSE PICTURES. Clever clever.

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    1. Haha! I'm glad you found it amusing, Naomi! And yes, the pictures! I had a lot of fun with those. :)

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  6. Heeheehee :) So funny! Hats really can be atrocious can't they? I especially loved the last line!

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    1. Yes. They certainly can. Haha. I know! That last line is hilarious! And those hats would probably be a lot of fun to jump on, too. ;)

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  7. Heehee, what a funny poem...but I love hats! I only have one, but I still love hats. They're beautiful. (Ok, except for some of the ones shown. Although I do love those photos. :))

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    1. Oh, I agree! Hats are really cool. It would be sort of neat if we still wore hats as a regular thing, wouldn't it? Though not hats like this, of course. That would be a bit too ridiculous for my taste. :P Haha. (Yeah, aren't they lovely? I was really thrilled to find so many good ones to go along with this post.)

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    2. Yes, indeed! But you're right. I'd want to wear lovely little 1940's hats or floppy sun hats (that are big, but not huge ;))....or perhaps even some regency bonnets! :D

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    3. Oh! Regency bonnets! Those would be adorable. :)

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