Ogden Nash

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

Ogden Nash Poems

81. The Termite 1/3/2003
82. Winter Complaint 1/3/2003
83. Very Like A Whale 1/3/2003
84. One From One Leaves Two 1/3/2003
85. Tin Wedding Whistle 1/13/2003
86. Just Keep Quiet And Nobody Will Notice 1/3/2003
87. The Duck 1/3/2003
88. What Almost Every Woman Knows Sooner Or Later 1/13/2003
89. My Dream 1/13/2003
90. The People Upstairs 1/3/2003
91. The Turtle 1/3/2003
92. Further Reflections On Parsley 1/3/2003
93. The Hippopotamus 1/3/2003
94. The Fly 1/13/2003
95. Good-By Now Or Pardon My Gauntlet 1/13/2003
96. Look What You Did, Christopher! 1/13/2003
97. à Bas Ben Adhem 1/13/2003
98. Old Men 1/3/2003
99. The Dog 1/13/2003
100. More About People 1/3/2003
101. A Tale Of The Thirteenth Floor 1/13/2003
102. The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus 1/13/2003
103. I Do, I Will, I Have 1/13/2003
104. Listen... 1/3/2003
105. Biological Reflection 1/13/2003
106. Family Court 1/13/2003
107. Two Dogs Have I 1/3/2003
108. Crossing The Border 1/13/2003
109. I Didn'T Go To Church Today 1/13/2003
110. Columbus 1/3/2003
111. Everybody Tells Me Everything 1/3/2003
112. To My Valentine 1/13/2003
113. A Caution To Everybody 1/13/2003
114. Come On In, The Senility Is Fine 1/13/2003
115. Children's Party 1/13/2003
116. The Tale Of Custard The Dragon 1/13/2003
117. First Child ... Second Child 1/13/2003
118. A Drink With Something In It 1/13/2003
119. Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer 1/13/2003
120. Celery 1/3/2003

Comments about Ogden Nash

  • S B (5/5/2014 5:50:00 PM)

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

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  • 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

  • Kimberly Kastner (4/22/2006 2:28:00 PM)

    I like his poem 'The Tale Of Custard The Dragon.' So cute!

  • Lawrence Scrivener (3/23/2005 12:34:00 AM)

    What a clever persona was Ogden Nash,
    Expounding his truth as well as his trash.
    Some works proffered wit,
    Some others pure grit,
    With most saturated in balderdash.

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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