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March 21, 2010

Getting culture by way of your children.

Jess: Someone somewhere said that everyone should have a poem memorized. I don't remember the reasoning, but I thought it was a good idea. So what poems have I committed to memory? Two from Art's Children's 20th Century Poetry Anthology. One is about a woodpecker by Ted Hughes. The other is by Ogden Nash and after reciting it to Ben just now he wanted me to blog it. So here it is, straight from my head (mistakes included).

The Centipede

I objurgate the centipede,
a bug we do not really need.

At sleepytime he beats a path
straight to the bedroom or the bath.

You always wallop where he's not
and if he is, he leaves a spot.

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