Saturday, January 02, 2010

Saturday Poetry




Ogden Nash
1902 - 1971

The Romantic Age

This one is entering her teens,
Ripe for sentimental scenes,
Has picked a gangling unripe male,
Sees herself in a bridal veil,
Presses lips and tosses head,
Declares she's not too young to wed,
Informs you pertly you forget
Romeo and Juliet.

Do not argue, do not shout;
Remind her how that one turned out.

From A Tribute to the Poet, Ogden Nash

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