Ogden Nash

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

Ogden Nash Poems

1. The Grackle 5/21/2015
2. Summer Serenade 5/12/2015
3. Reprise 4/6/2015
4. Morning Prayer 11/17/2015
5. Nothing makes me sicker 10/31/2015
6. Ice Breaking 2/10/2015
7. A Flea And A Fly In A Flue 2/4/2015
8. I'Ll Get One Tomorrow 4/28/2011
9. Samson Agonistes 1/13/2003
10. Reflection On The Fallibility Of Nemesis 1/13/2003
11. The Solitary Huntsman 1/3/2003
12. The Squab 1/13/2003
13. The Joyous Malingerer 1/13/2003
14. Kipling's Vermont 1/3/2003
15. Pretty Halcyon Days 1/3/2003
16. The Guppy 1/13/2003
17. Spring Comes To Murray Hill 1/13/2003
18. The Middle 1/13/2003
19. Reflection On Caution 1/13/2003
20. The Jellyfish 1/13/2003
21. The Eel 1/1/2004
22. The Shrimp 1/13/2003
23. Requiem 1/3/2003
24. The Parent 1/13/2003
25. One Third Of The Calendar 1/13/2003
26. Possessions Are Nine Points Of Conversation 1/13/2003
27. If He Were Alive Today, Mayhap, Mr. Morgan Would Sit On The Midget's Lap 1/3/2003
28. Reflection On Babies 1/13/2003
29. Reflection On A Wicked World 1/13/2003
30. Old Dr. Valentine To His Son 1/13/2003
31. Reflections On Ice-Breaking 1/13/2003
32. The Centipede 1/13/2003
33. The Ostrich 1/3/2003
34. Peekabo, I Almost See You 1/13/2003
35. Soliloquy In Circles 1/3/2003
36. The Rhinoceros 1/3/2003
37. The Lion 1/13/2003
38. The Chipmunk 1/13/2003
39. No, You Be A Lone Eagle 1/13/2003
40. The Cantaloupe 1/13/2003

Comments about Ogden Nash

  • Jim Malcolm (9/30/2018 3:16:00 AM)

    He found that rhyme is needed all the thyme
    But rhythm ythm!

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  • Cynthia (9/28/2018 4:09:00 AM)

    poem that ends because in spring I get hay fever

  • Jim Traynham (9/13/2018 9:12:00 AM)

    Poem about “lamas” that mentions three kinds: a one el lama (holy one) , a two el llama (animal) , and a three el lama (3 alarmer) . Can you find it?

  • Albert Walsh (9/6/2018 10:58:00 AM)

    I am looking for the source of “you stop in to have a few beers, the next thing you know there go 37 years.” Sounds like Nash and I’m almost sure it is but can’t find it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Two Dogs Have I

For years we've had a little dog,
Last year we acquired a big dog;
He wasn't big when we got him,
He was littler than the dog we had.
We thought our little dog would love him,
Would help him to become a trig dog,
But the new little dog got bigger,
And the old little dog got mad.

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