Ogden Nash
New York / United States
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A Flea And A Fly In A Flue

Rating: 5.0
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.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: flying
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Robin 11 March 2021
I remember the middle of it as: Let us fly said the flea, let us flee said the fly'.
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Robin 11 March 2021
I couldn't remember the first part, but I heard the rest of it as: 'Let us flee said the fly, Let us fly said the flea,
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Sebastian Michaelis 18 September 2020
I thought it was, a flea and a fly flew in a flue. said the flea, " let us fly." said the fly, " let us flew." so they flea and a fly and a flue.
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Gary Viveiros 09 September 2020
I thought the last line went; " So off they flew though a flaw in the flue."
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Kennan.Rebecca 27 May 2020
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helmut 13 January 2020
In " Learning English 1" , an old German Schoolbook, there was a somewhat different version: A fly and a flea were in a flue. They were in prison, so what could they do? Said the fly, " let us flee! " Said the flea, " Let us fly! " So they flew with the flow out of the flue.
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a spin-off 14 December 2019
A spin-off from this limerick https: //grannyvee/poetry/a-flea-and-a-fly-and-a-frog/
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Hank Donovan 09 August 2018
This is one of the best poems ever written, in my opinion. What we notice first, of course, is the clever word-play based on words that have similar sounds.. Did I say clever? It's beyond clever. Far beyond. But there's more. So much more. In just five lines, this poem gives us all the elements of a good story, such as characters, conflict, dialogue, rising action, falling action, denouement. Perfect. Ogden Nash is always good. Here, he's great!
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Hank Donovan 09 August 2018
But is this really by Ogden Nash?
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Clara spotti 03 July 2018
I love these poems
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Barry Worthington 30 June 2018
In Tibet there was a lama Had no papa had no mama What is the rest
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Jim the poet 15 November 2020
In far Tibet There lives a lama. He got no papa, Got no mama. He got no wife, He got no chillun. Got no use For penicillun. He got no soap, He got no opera. He don't know Irium From copra. He got no songs, He got no banter. He don't know Hope, He don't know Cantor.
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