A few months back, I was looking for a poem by Ogden Nash, which I’d come across in class 6. It wasn’t on any Ogden Nash site [it wasn’t originally by him, or something like that, I later gathered], and after much haranguing on the net, I found it on some blog. Phew! That took a lot of effort, and it worked only because I remembered a few lines from that bit of nonsense verse.
So, well, we’re building a repository of lighthearted verse on this site. And here it is:
No, this is not a platform for us or anyone we know to exhibit their supposedly funny lines [the blog part of the subdomain is for that], but it’s a collection of well-known, or not-so-well-known nonsense verse, or other sorts of lighthearted verse. Names banned there include Neruda, Longfellow, Tennyson, Yeats, Lord Byron, Milton and similar writers of stuff that takes more time to read than write.
Keep checking this page, there’ll be more and more added in the future. And you can help too. Mail one of us [or you can comment on this post if you don’t know us] any bit of lighthearted verse you have/find, which you think will fit into the scheme of things on this repository.
Here’s what we have:
- “The Muddlehead”, Ogden Nash
- “Jabberwocky”, by Lewis Caroll
- “To My Valentine”, Ogden Nash
- “ONW – Omit Needless Words”, Will Strunk
- “Verses to exhaust my stock of four-letter words” by George Starbuck
This list is updated as and when we find something new. And we’re looking for more. Once again, mail us, or comment on this post with any bit of nonsense verse you might find.
*To more litterature!*