Nash, Kilmer and Me

I like Ogden Nash’’s poetry.  I like it primarily because it’’s funny and silly too.  So, last week, which was National Library Week, I read some to the fifth-grade students at the East Street School in Hicksville NY.  Joyce Kilmer, another poet, once wrote a poem that began:  “”I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. . .””  In order to avoid having to look it up, I’’ll spare you the entire poem.  Inspired by Kilmer, Ogden Nash wrote:

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Indeed unless the billboards fall
I’’ll never see a tree at all

Inspired both by Kilmer and Nash, I wrote a poem many years ago that I’’ll reproduce here for your enjoyment.  You didn’’t think I was sensitive enough to be a poet, did you?  The name of my poem is, “”Thoughts On Driving On The New Jersey Turnpike With Apologies To Ogden Nash And Joyce Kilmer”.”

I think that I shall never see
A service area lovely as a tree
Even if it’’s named after me

Author: Tom

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