November 06, 2010

The purist

I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist,
Trustees exclaimed, "He never bungles!"
And sent him off to distant jungles.
Camped on a tropic riverside,
One day he missed his loving bride.
She had, the guide informed him later,
Been eaten by an alligator.
Professor Twist could not but smile.
"You mean," he said, "a crocodile."--Ogden Nash

Question for meditation: who would win in a hypothetical no holds barred cage match between Ogden Nash and T.S. Eliot, assuming both were in their prime? I'm thinking Nash.

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