Your humble host is unsure how this little gem had not yet been mentioned in this Garden – it has one of the most well-known poetic phrases of all time!
In front of the sombre mountains,
a faint, lost ribbon of rainbow
And between us and it, the thunder;
And down below in the green wheat,
the labourers stand like dark stumps,
still in the green wheat.
You are near to me, and naked feet
In their sandals, and through the
scent of the balcony’s naked timber
I distinguish the scent of your hair:
so now the limber
Lightning falls from heaven.
Adown the pale-green glacier river floats
A dark boat through the gloom—
and whither? The thunder roars
But still we have each other!
The naked lightnings in the heavens dither
what have we but each other?
The boat has gone.
(D. H. Lawrence)
So many Shakespeare references in one shortish poem!
Californians are a bit crazy. Cheerfully so. Any excuse for a party, a celebration, however obscure or irrelevant, will be grasped with both hands and made into a spectacle that may or may not have a thing to do with its origin.
This is my kind of crazy.
You probably aren’t going to believe this one.
Not many Ogden Nash poems to include here, unless your host is in a somewhat silly mood.