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  1. I am a very big Ogden Nash fan. We used to read the poetry with my mom and my brother and sometimes my brother and I would read Ogden Nash to my grandmother’s ’48 Chevy when it wouldn’t start! He was so clever with words and rhymes of words that weren’t supposed to rhyme and anyone out there who is not familiar should definitely check him out ! I always remember a poem where he juxtaposed ‘peony’ and ‘pianist’ for some funny alliterative moments and of course there is his funny take on the somewhat pompous poem TREES ( Joyce Kilmer) which I think goes like this

    “I think that I shall never see
    a billboard lovely as a tree
    and indeed unless the billboards fall
    I’ll never see a tree at all”

    I did not check that — but it’s pretty close!!

    and of course even more pithy

    “Candy is dandy
    but Liquor is quicker!”

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