Ogden Nash
New York / United States
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Columbus

Rating: 3.1
Once upon a time there was an Italian,
And some people thought he was a rapscallion,
But he wasn't offended,
Because other people thought he was splendid,
And he said the world was round,
And everybody made an uncomplimentary sound,
But he went and tried to borrow some money from Ferdinand
But Ferdinand said America was a bird in the bush and he'd rather have a berdinand,
But Columbus' brain was fertile, it wasn't arid,
And he remembered that Ferdinand was married,
And he thought, there is no wife like a misunderstood one,
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COMMENTS
John Tatum 21 August 2013
Nice humor...and use of timing and rhythm...to accentuate it. I like story/poems.
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Ciarli Ling 01 February 2013
What a story, of honest lo life men, that are so rare nowdays.
9 7 Reply
Dan Holmes 19 November 2012
Obviously, this is written from the perspective of popular American folklore and not from history proper. To read it otherwise would be to miss the point of this amusing poem.
3 13 Reply
Tai Chi Italy 29 October 2009
Amen! And thank you for being a 'Dead poet who reads Tai Chi Italy! Smiling at the morale of the story! Tai
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