Ogden Nash

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

Look What You Did, Christopher! - Poem by Ogden Nash

In fourteen hundred and ninety-two,
Someone sailed the ocean blue.
Somebody borrowed the fare in Spain
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Comments about Look What You Did, Christopher! by Ogden Nash

  • Meitha Soekotjo (4/3/2016 1:54:00 AM)

    I love this poem.
    It just brought me to some scenario of History.
    Which's explained in beautiful and lively way.
    There's not much Poet could make smiles by giving long explanation with some perspectives.
    I could read this poem again and again, still ended it with big smile, like having a new discovery.
    Thanks for the poem! [3
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  • (8/23/2015 3:08:00 PM)

    ....most interesting, was like a history lesson ★ (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (8/23/2015 11:31:00 AM)

    Very humorous, as are all of Nash's poems.

    I like his shorter ones better, like this one called 'The Purist':

    I give you now Professor Twist,
    A conscientious scientist,
    Trustees exclaimed, 'He never bungles! '
    And sent him off to distant jungles.
    Camped on a tropic riverside,
    One day he missed his loving bride.
    She had, the guide informed him later,
    Been eaten by an alligator.
    Professor Twist could not but smile.
    'You mean', he said, 'a crocodile'.
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  • Savita Tyagi (8/23/2015 8:23:00 AM)

    Enjoyed looking back at American History through time. The rhyming made it very interesting and a pleasure to read. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (8/23/2015 3:02:00 AM)

    History of maritime journey and a detailed development of America after Christopher Columbus tried to discovered not an Eastern country but America are nicely expressed in this history poem! (Report) Reply

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