Thursday, May 26, 2005

best before

For me, poetry is best before bed, perhaps because the best of it makes the kind of dreamlike connections my body is preparing for, though I never see coming. And – who knows? – maybe poetry makes my mind supple enough to dream well.

Slow Reads Ruminations Bedtime poetry

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Comments: best before

Well if you like Ogden Nash with your bedtime milk and cookie, you're in luck.

Picked up this lunchtime from a second-hand CBD bookshop for a derisory eight bucks, a second edition hardback (barely foxed) of " A Private Dining Room: And Other Verses" by Oggie baby.

The Mules
"In world of mules
There are no rules"

Baby, It's Caulder Inside
"In addition to beauty and utility
The genuine mobile has mobility.
You know it's art when assorted metals
Caress your brow like falling petals."

The Cuckoo
"Cuckoos lead bohemian lives
They fail as husbands and as wives.
Therefore they cynically disparage
Everybody elses' marriage."
Posted by Nabakov at May 27, 2005 01:34 AM

Oh that's a good find. Rather jealous.

If you read Nash at bedtime would you dream this:

Couple of good links:,9565,338170,00.html
Posted by boynton at May 27, 2005 12:48 PM

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