Ogden Nash

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Ogden Nash Biography

Born Frederick Ogden Nash on August 19, 1902 in Rye, New York.

An ancestor, General Francis Nash, gave his name to Nashville, Tennessee.

Raised in Rye, New York and Savannah, Georgia. Educated at St. George's School in Rhode Island and, briefly, Harvard University.

Started work writing advertising copy for Doubleday, Page Publishing, ...

Ogden Nash Poems

1.
Adventures Of Isabel

Isabel met an enormous bear,
Isabel, Isabel, didn't care;
The bear was hungry, the bear was ravenous,
The bear's big mouth was cruel and cavernous.
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2.
A Word To Husbands

To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
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3.
Always Marry An April Girl

Praise the spells and bless the charms,
I found April in my arms.
April golden, April cloudy,
Gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy;
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4.
Common Cold

Go hang yourself, you old M.D.!
You shall not sneer at me.
Pick up your hat and stethoscope,
Go wash your mouth with laundry soap;
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5.
The Tale Of Custard The Dragon

Belinda lived in a little white house,
With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse,
And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon,
And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.
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Ogden Nash Quotes

11 November 2014

I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.

11 November 2014

One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.

11 November 2014

Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind.

11 November 2014

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.

11 November 2014

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. . . .

Ogden Nash Comments

Richard Walker 07 July 2007

To Ogden Nash My Mentore- Your rhymes were so geniously simplistly eloquent. Better than anything before you came, or since you wuent. They gave new meaning to the word ‘intent’. I often wonder as I ponder – If Ogden Nash had lived to be a hundred and ninety-three the world of poetry would certainly have been blessed with a masterfully myriadical montage of wittirhymes and verseilines and perponderings in excessed! (and he wouldn’t be dead yet either)

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Arushi Agarwal 26 June 2012

ogden nash is an osum poet...! ! i just luv his poemzz...my most fav. poem is the muddlehead.....! ! ! srsly a classic poem he is.....! ! ! ! ..[3[3

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Molaire Jules 28 June 2007

''A classic poet! ''

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Milla Elphaba 12 October 2006

Mr.Nash delivers quite nicely making use of comedy and also being a bit ice-y He puts it down bluntly and some poems are quite stunt-ly

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Vincent 24 June 2021

I am looking for a poem about a guy who is complaining about his girlfriend always being late. It ends with the line we'll be the oldest couple to get there if we ever do

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Vincent 24 June 2021

I am looking for a poem about a guy complaining about his girlfriend only fault is always being late

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Michael Horowitz 19 December 2020

I'm searching for an Ogden Nash birthday poem, one of whose lines is (or is something like) " May all your divorces be good divorces" and the word divorces rhymes with the word " horses" on a prior line. my email address is horowitz.mikejgmail, and I'd be much grateful to anyone who can help. Thnx - MH

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Maureen 01 March 2021

I am looking for the same poem. I was sure it is called 'Lines to be written on somebody's elses 30th birthday.

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Jeanniekaminstelus.net 09 December 2020

I want the words to the poem about Mr. Schenback, a cautious man who went to and back.

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