Friday, February 6, 2009

ogden nash on valentine(pun with fun)

To My Valentine
More than a catbird hates a cat,

Or a criminal hates a clue,
Or the Axis hates the United States,
That's how much I love you.

I love you more than a duck can swim,

And more than a grapefruit squirts,
I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,
And more than a toothache hurts.

As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,

Or a juggler hates a shove,
As a hostess detests unexpected guests,
That's how much you I love.

I love you more than a wasp can sting,
And more than the subway jerks,
I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,
And more than a hangnail irks.


I swear to you by the stars above,

And below, if such there be,
As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,
That's how you're loved by me.


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