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  1. Jay O'Toole

    The Nasher Couplet

    Well, Dear Ms. Tinker, you are becoming quite famous at The Poet's Place Cafe. This week's challenge there is simply titled, "Nashers." The following is today's post on my personal blog, https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/915307-Nashers-My-Towns-Got-Talent which I will copy to The Poet's Place Cafe as I am copying it here as well. My comfort level, regarding this style, is considerably less than with my favor format, but I believe I have achieved the spirit of the verse in a way that is not too adverse. We have talents that we hope are best or good enough, Yet we shoot our feet, when giving out just verbal fluff. We can live our lives as wondrous funny and wise souls, When we are as we were made to be, not fawning, grovelly trolls. We wonder if our writing's worthy to be shown and read, But our worthless writing's that we refused to pen 'fore dead. We must cast away our demons that do trouble us with doubt, For it's time that they should find a shady corner and just pout. by Jay O'Toole on July 13th, 2017 For more about these witticisms invented by Ogden Nash just peruse the following links. https://poeticbloomings2.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/in-form-poet-wednesday-with-rj-clarken-the-nasher/ http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/forums/topic/997-ii-the-couplet-the-nasher-couplet/ As you will notice Dr. Dave cited your post from June 1st, 2009 as background information, regarding the Ogden Nash verse.
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