Ogden Nash

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

Comments about Ogden Nash

  • John Peileke (8/11/2018 10:16:00 AM)

    I remember an fitting editorial epitaph,
    all good things must come to pass...
    and so it is with Ogden Nash
    I think he would have liked that.

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  • Mel Feldman (8/3/2018 11:28:00 AM)

    I love the work of Ogden Nash. I would like to read a Poem About New York City that I found to be Homorous

  • pokemon fan (7/19/2018 5:34:00 AM)

    i also hate poetry and i m seeig this for my classwork

  • Lynell Belardo (7/1/2018 6:56:00 AM)

    Some one mentioned that Ogden Nash wrote a poem about his daughter Linell. It would have been in the 50's? Can anyone confirm this? If it is true does anyone know where I could find it please as i would love to read it. Many thanks.

  • Kate beswick (6/15/2018 10:41:00 AM)

    opening line is 'Adolecence Adolecence How I love thine incandescence 'and the last line is: I'd like to be present `I must confess, when thine own adolecents adolesce

  • Marilyn T (6/2/2018 1:41:00 PM)

    When I was at school in the 1960s we had an arts competition and I read a poem by Ogden Nash. I’m sure it was called ‘The English Language’ and had a line ‘a jumper is a thing you wear and a jumper has to leap’. Unfortunately I can’t find any trace of it anywhere. Can anyone else recall it? If so, where can I find a copy.

  • Sarah Norman (5/30/2018 8:07:00 AM)

    Looking for a poem called Adolescence

  • Katie (5/16/2018 11:18:00 AM)

    I'm looking for a poem aobut telephones, and elephants. The words in it include telephong, and elephunk. Is this an Ogden Nash poem?

  • i hate poetry (4/15/2018 3:22:00 AM)

    I'm just finding aanswer for homeworkk man....

  • A student who hates poetry (4/7/2018 9:13:00 AM)

    I’m just here to do my homework

Best Poem of Ogden Nash

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.
The bear said, Isabel, glad to meet you,
How do, Isabel, now I'll eat you!
Isabel, Isabel, didn't worry.
Isabel didn't scream or scurry.
She washed her hands and she straightened her hair up,
Then Isabel quietly ate the bear up.
Once in a night as black as pitch
Isabel met a wicked old witch.
the witch's face was cross and wrinkled,
The witch's gums with teeth were sprinkled.
Ho, ho, Isabel! the old witch ...

Read the full of Adventures Of Isabel

à Bas Ben Adhem

My fellow man I do not care for.
I often ask me, What's he there for?
The only answer I can find
Is, Reproduction of his kind.
If I'm supposed to swallow that,
Winnetka is my habitat.
Isn't it time to carve Hic Jacet
Above that Reproduction racket?

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