Ogden Nash

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

Adventures Of Isabel - Poem by Ogden Nash

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 crowed,
I'll turn you into an ugly toad!
Isabel, Isabel, didn't worry,
Isabel didn't scream or scurry,
She showed no rage and she showed no rancor,
But she turned the witch into milk and drank her.
Isabel met a hideous giant,
Isabel continued self reliant.
The giant was hairy, the giant was horrid,
He had one eye in the middle of his forhead.
Good morning, Isabel, the giant said,
I'll grind your bones to make my bread.
Isabel, Isabel, didn't worry,
Isabel didn't scream or scurry.
She nibled the zwieback that she always fed off,
And when it was gone, she cut the giant's head off.
Isabel met a troublesome doctor,
He punched and he poked till he really shocked her.
The doctor's talk was of coughs and chills
And the doctor's satchel bulged with pills.
The doctor said unto Isabel,
Swallow this, it will make you well.
Isabel, Isabel, didn't worry,
Isabel didn't scream or scurry.
She took those pills from the pill concocter,
And Isabel calmly cured the doctor.


Comments about Adventures Of Isabel by Ogden Nash

  • (8/27/2018 10:16:00 AM)


    Isabel is a savage! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Britte Ninad (8/12/2018 3:46:00 AM)


    excellent penned- calmly cured

    expressive poem
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2018 11:19:00 AM)


    Why did Isabel think the doctor to be troublesome (Report) Reply

  • (7/11/2018 9:29:00 AM)


    This poem is resited in our school for the fest easy and a nice one always loved it (Report) Reply

  • (6/4/2018 11:26:00 AM)


    what does it mean by 'cured the doctor'? (Report) Reply

  • (5/24/2018 10:54:00 PM)


    nice one (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2018 5:43:00 PM)


    I heard that poem at school and it was really cool I think it’s awesome. (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2018 6:34:00 AM)


    Love. You're. Poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2018 4:55:00 PM)


    Amazing poem glad i get to work eith it (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2018 9:09:00 PM)


    Very awesome and a courageous story. Should win a Nobel Prize (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (4/7/2018 7:33:00 PM)


    Laughed my way through this poetic piece of fun! (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Adeyemi (4/5/2018 3:57:00 PM)


    Gary Stroud: Founder of National Poetry Month @ Facebook told me about him and I found his thus... (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Adeyemi (4/5/2018 3:55:00 PM)


    Isabel, Isabel, didn't worry,
    Isabel didn't scream or scurry.
    She took those pills from the pill concocter,
    And Isabel calmly cured the doctor.
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/15/2018 1:13:00 PM)


    Why dis smell like bread (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2018 1:00:00 PM)


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  • (3/12/2018 12:41:00 PM)


    tyhjgfredfvgb nbgvfcdfgvbnjhbgtfr (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2018 12:40:00 PM)


    becuase they can so DEAL WITH IT.and it is wierd (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2018 12:38:00 PM)


    becuse they can.we have to do what they say so JUST DEAL WITH IT. (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2018 12:37:00 PM)


    WHY DO OUR TEACHERS KEEP MAKING US READ THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN TELL ME WHY (Report) Reply

    (3/12/2018 12:59:00 PM)

    What class mate are you if you are ashton you are a(n) (hint: class-cl)

  • (3/12/2018 12:32:00 PM)


    its soo cool like fidget spinners gbhbh hbhfcgjxfguciitduyyudrffrfhggvy (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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