Saturday, January 23, 2010

He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.


I found myself stuck on a traffic island, drivers to the left of me, cyclists to the right, when all of a sudden a bus comes hurtling straight at me and all I had to protect myself was this flimsy sign!

Today's instalment of Saturday Festival of *someone else's* Poetry features an oldie, but a goodie.

Love and Hate, by Ogden Nash

Love is a word
That is constantly heard
Hate is a word
that is not
Love, I am told
Is more precious than gold
Love, I have heard
Is hot
But hate is the verb
That to me is superb
And love, just a drug
On the mart
For any kiddie from school
Can love like a fool
But hating, my boy
Is an art

10 comments:

Tash said...

I hate your cleverness.
Well done (with a hateful inflexion.)
It's a good year for Ogden Nash so far in the Blog-o-sphere...here is one...http://arizonabren.blogspot.com/2010/01/mr-magoo.html
--- in the comments, I linked to another.

Tash said...

Did you keep left or right? Sounds like an awfully dangerous spot. Glad you are safe.

Kris said...

Tash, I am an easy hater. A fellow I know always tells me "Kris, you don't really hate them", and I have to stress that "Yes, yes I do".

The difference, I think, is that he believes in Hell and I don't. It is easier to hate without a notion of [a religious] Hell.

Kris said...

Tash, I stood still and quivered. The sign protected me.

Roddy said...

Kris, have you seen these signs after they have been hit by a car? Can you imagine the damage done by a bus? You my son may well have been part of the paintwork. Under the sign.

Kris said...

Didn't I mention that I am in a full body cast and typing with my left eyelid?

Books and an espresso cup... said...

Hi! Kris,
All I can say is...Wow!
I hope you are alright!...in the future "try" to be careful!!!!
The quote...True!
The Ogden Nash poem...Nice and True!
DeeDee ;-D

Roddy said...

No you didn't mention your condition. Obviously it missed your brain as you still have your cutting wit.

Kris said...

DeeDee, I live on the edge.

Kris said...

Roddy, that and my left eyelid.