Tableau At Twilight

I sit in the dusk. I am all alone.
Enter a child and an ice-cream cone.
A parent is easily beguiled
By sight of this coniferous child.
The friendly embers warmer gleam,
The cone begins to drip ice cream.
Cones are composed of many a vitamin.
My lap is not the place to bitamin.
Although my raiment is not chinchilla,
I flinch to see it become vanilla.
Coniferous child, when vanilla melts
I’d rather it melted somewhere else.
Exit child with remains of cone.
I sit in the dusk. I am all alone,
Muttering spells like an angry Druid,
Alone, in the dusk, with the cleaning fluid.

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  1. Taylor says:

    I really liked this poem. I really enjoyed how you rymed your words and your word choices are great! I’m writng about this poem in my class and I just want to say well done!

  2. ace says:

    This is a poem in which ogden nash is talking about a tableau in which he is sitting alone at dusk and a child with an ice-cream cone comes near him.The ice-cream is of vanilla flavour and it drips on the clothes of Nash and makes it dirty.

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