Ogden Nash

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

The Hippopotamus - Poem by Ogden Nash

Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.

Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotami.


Comments about The Hippopotamus by Ogden Nash

  • (7/10/2018 9:53:00 AM)


    Oh, please. The reader completely blows it in the last line. Hippopotam-EYE. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/15/2016 10:27:00 AM)


    One of my favorites! Nash always combines his wit with a real thought. (Report) Reply

  • (5/12/2013 4:27:00 AM)


    Poop

    poop is such a relief to do
    getting rid of all the crap in you

    food in your mouth
    shit out your south
    the cycle relentessly continue

    whether many or a few
    turds in you
    eject easily or slowly drag thru

    daily it's the same
    as your bowels proclaim
    'once again the shit is due! '

    this poem isn't profound
    about that lovely brown mound
    some in fact will think it crap
    and i humbly agree
    with all that's bottled up
    inside me
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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