Another Lightweight for a Friday

Following the pattern begun last week on the first Friday of National Poetry Month, here is another lightweight poem by America’s 20th century master of whimsy and wordplay…

The Sniffle
by Ogden Nash 


In spite of her sniffle,
Isabel’s chiffle.
Some girls with a sniffle
Would be weepy and riffle;
 
They would look awful,
Like a rained-on waffle,
But Isabel’s chiffle
In spite of her sniffle.
 
Her nose is more red
With a cold in her head,
But then, to be sure,
Her eyes are bluer.
 
Some girls with a snuffle,
Their tempers are uffle,
But when Isabel’s snivelly
She’s snivelly civilly,
And when she is snuffly
She’s perfectly bluffly.

From:
The Best of Ogden Nash
Edited by Linell Nash Smith, Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2007, p. 33.


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About notjustweather

Dave Linder: Meteorologist, computer scientist, writer... and one who enjoys a well-timed quick quip.

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