Ogden Nash

(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971 / New York / United States)

A Drink With Something In It


There is something about a Martini,
A tingle remarkably pleasant;
A yellow, a mellow Martini;
I wish I had one at present.
There is something about a Martini,
Ere the dining and dancing begin,
And to tell you the truth,
It is not the vermouth--
I think that perhaps it's the gin.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Rookie - 38 Points Ruby Honeytip (11/20/2012 3:00:00 PM)

    I love it! I shall learn this by heart whilst drinking French Martinis. Even if I have to drink seven of them...so be it! Hmmmm where's my Gin? There it is on my bedside table....off I go lol: -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Astraea Layne (5/31/2009 4:03:00 PM)

    fantastic. i like the world play and writing and drinking go hand in hand like old lovers. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reshma Ramesh (9/1/2008 12:16:00 PM)

    beautiful................ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (7/26/2006 5:12:00 PM)

    Mr Nash, you are immortal, sir. I hear the gods laughing. (Report) Reply

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