To My Valentine by Ogden Nash

valentine
You’ve got mail
Ogden Nash (1902- 1971)
M ore 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.

Thank you Cynxing

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One thought on “To My Valentine by Ogden Nash

  1. Heh, heh, heh. That’s terrific. Perhaps it’s synchronicity or like minds or ESP, but Ogden Nash and Eleanor Roosevelt were 20th century contemporaries who undoubtedly knew each other. How interesting that we chose to feature them on nearly the same day.

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