Saturday, January 12, 2008

Most Amusing Metaphor of the Week - Rebecca West

From (where else?) Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, in which Rebecca West discusses the daughter of couple she knows:

There was also a daughter, very short, very plump, very gay, an amazing production for the Gregorievitches. It was as if two very serious authors had set out to collaborate and then had published a limerick (118).

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1 comment:

J.C.F. said...

The limerick form is complex,
Its contents run chiefly to sex.
It burgeons with virgeons
And masculine urgeons
Engendering prurient effex.