Thursday, November 11, 2004

Simple prejudice in you

I just came across this Phyllis McGinley verse:
We might as well give up the fiction
That we can argue any view.
For what in me is pure Conviction
Is simple Prejudice in you.
Eric Ormsby quoted it in a review of the CD "American Wits" in yesterday's New York Sun. I've ordered the CD, which includes McGinley, Ogden Nash and Dorothy Parker reading their own poems.

(I would link to the piece on the Sun's web site, but I haven't ordered a digital subscription. The Sun is the only daily I know which charges print subscribers an additional fee to access the paper online.)