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Today, to my immense delight, I found a copy of Ogden Nash's Candy is Dandy in a second hand shop in Blackrock. I loved Nash as a child, and when leedy got this book when I was about 14 I discovered that I loved his more adult poems too. But I haven't had my own copy since leedy moved out of the parental abode, so I jumped on this one. And on the bus, on the way home, I discovered this wonderful poem in it completely by chance:

THE PANDA
by Ogden Nash

I love the Baby Giant Panda
I'd welcome one to my veranda.
I never worry, wondering maybe
Whether it isn't Giant Baby;
I leave such matters to the scientists:
The Giant Baby - and Baby Giantists.
I simply wish a julep and a
Giant Baby Giant Panda.



So do I!

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kylegirl
Sep. 22nd, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
Hee! Someone needs to put together a book (or perhaps more realistically a pamphlet) of pandababy poetry from ancient times to the present.
ladyxoc
Sep. 22nd, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
And there must be PICTURES.
stellanova
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
An illustrated Pandababy compendium! LOOK AT THOSE PAWS!
ladyxoc
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
And I love the panda smile!
stellanova
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
Me too!
stellanova
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Hee! I think you're right about the pamphlet....alas! We need more Pandababy poetry!
socmot
Sep. 22nd, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
Cute as PandaBaby is, I feel sorry for him being exposed the way he is in that photograph!
theodicy
Sep. 22nd, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
O YOU HAVE GIVEN ME SUCH JOY.

stellanova
Sep. 22nd, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
I thought you'd like it! Is it not a wondrous poem?
alltheleaves
Sep. 23rd, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
I *hearts* the baby panda so much! That is just the cutest thing. I'm expecting it to start talking soon because its actions just look so human. I want a giant baby giant panda!
stellanova
Sep. 23rd, 2005 09:46 am (UTC)
Me too! He really is the cutest thing I've ever seen and you're right, he does look like a sort of anthropomorphic picture of a panda. Look at his little paws! So I was delighted to discover that Ogden Nash shared my pandababy sentiments!
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