Ogden Nash

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

A Flea And A Fly In A Flue - Poem by Ogden Nash

A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, "let us flee!"
"Let us fly!" said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

Topic(s) of this poem: flying

Form: Limerick


Comments about A Flea And A Fly In A Flue by Ogden Nash

  • (6/10/2018 10:57:00 AM)


    I am 76 years old and my dad taught me this when I was a little girl to learn the spellings etc. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/25/2018 6:32:00 PM)


    Cool Poem/Tongue twister (Report) Reply

  • (3/3/2018 5:44:00 PM)


    I don't think that this is by Ogden Nash, though it is commonly attributed to him online. I compiled an index of Nash's poems years ago for a book I never published, and I have not been able to find the poem anywhere in Nash's books. I think this is another masterpiece by that genius called Anonymous. (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2018 2:15:00 AM)


    wait so this was the poet of this tongue twister? wow (Report) Reply

  • (2/16/2018 1:24:00 PM)


    were were the flee and the fly? (Report) Reply

    (3/5/2018 3:19:00 PM)

    flue
    a duct for smoke and waste gases produced by a fire, a gas heater, a power station, or other fuel-burning installation.
    no air rises up the chimney, usually because the flue is blocked

  • Tom Allport (2/14/2017 2:17:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a nice tongue twister of a poem well thought out. (Report) Reply

    (2/16/2018 1:27:00 PM)

    i dont understand were the fly and the flea are

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015



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