Ogden Nash

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

Ogden Nash Poems

41. The Firefly 1/13/2003
42. One Third Of The Calendar 1/13/2003
43. The Solitary Huntsman 1/3/2003
44. The Lion 1/13/2003
45. The Centipede 1/13/2003
46. The Jellyfish 1/13/2003
47. Reflection On Caution 1/13/2003
48. The Abominable Snowman 1/13/2003
49. Goody For Our Side And Your Side Too 1/3/2003
50. To A Small Boy Standing On My Shoes While I Am Wearing Them 1/13/2003
51. Tin Wedding Whistle 1/13/2003
52. No, You Be A Lone Eagle 1/13/2003
53. Old Dr. Valentine To His Son 1/13/2003
54. The Chipmunk 1/13/2003
55. Reflections On Ice-Breaking 1/13/2003
56. The Sunset Years Of Samuel Shy 1/3/2003
57. The Parent 1/13/2003
58. The Terrible People 1/13/2003
59. Soliloquy In Circles 1/3/2003
60. You Can Be A Republican, I'M A Genocrat 1/13/2003
61. Lather As You Go 1/13/2003
62. The Catsup Bottle 1/13/2003
63. The Guppy 1/13/2003
64. The Perfect Husband 1/13/2003
65. The Ostrich 1/3/2003
66. Pg Wooster, Just As He Useter 1/3/2003
67. The Octopus 1/13/2003
68. Grandpa Is Ashamed 1/13/2003
69. The Porcupine 1/13/2003
70. The Cuckoo 1/3/2003
71. Portrait Of The Artist As A Prematurely Old Man 1/3/2003
72. The Camel 1/3/2003
73. The Cow 1/1/2004
74. The Wasp 1/13/2003
75. The Germ 1/3/2003
76. So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much 1/13/2003
77. The Termite 1/3/2003
78. The Turtle 1/3/2003
79. No Doctor's Today, Thank You 1/13/2003
80. Song To Be Sung By The Father Of Infant Female Children 1/3/2003

Comments about Ogden Nash

  • Linda Noble Linda Noble (4/23/2016 9:30:00 AM)

    For years snippets of a Nash poem come to my mind near my birthday: The years are crawling over us like wee red ants. Put away the cake Miranda, we're all going to dance! I have googled this repeatedly from year to year, with no success. Please help! I know I read it in a Public Speaking class in high school, about 1963. Redding, California.

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  • Beverly Margolis-kurtin (10/30/2014 8:09:00 PM)

    I've been hunting down the parody that the honorable Mr.Nash did on Poe's The Raven. I tried several times to perform it during a public speaking course and never could make it all the way through without cracking up myself along with the class.
    His bit about a pelican is my all time favorite. I abhor people who try to blandly try to SAY limericks instead of performing them as they should be.
    I'd love to find his Raven. It was in my English textbook which, sadly for me, I lost a few decades ago.

  • S B (5/5/2014 5:50:00 PM)

    Amazing poet! Truly a classic poet who can use words to his advantage

  • Goldheart Bird (8/20/2013 2:28:00 PM)

    Ogden is an awesome poet! He shows so much color and light! Some poems are funny, and silly I love them! ! ! !

  • Arushi Agarwal (6/26/2012 1:09:00 AM)

    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

  • Richard Walker (7/7/2007 8:35:00 PM)

    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)

  • Mo. (6/28/2007 9:14:00 AM)

    ''A classic poet! ''

  • Milla Elphaba (10/12/2006 4:49:00 PM)

    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

  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (5/18/2006 1:27:00 PM)

    I liked couple of poems of Mr Nash which i read.

  • Julia Nicholls (4/24/2006 5:49:00 PM)

    Ogden Nash was quite funny
    Using words that were quite pun-ny
    Instead of writing poems that had no strife
    He could have gone out, and got himself a life

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 ...

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Old Men

People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when…
People watch with unshocked eyes;
But the old men know when an old man dies.

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