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The Tale Of Custard The Dragon

Rating: 3.5

Belinda lived in a little white house,
With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse,
And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon,
And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.

Now the name of the little black kitten was Ink,
And the little gray mouse, she called her Blink,
And the little yellow dog was sharp as Mustard,
But the dragon was a coward, and she called him Custard.

Custard the dragon had big sharp teeth,
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Molly Wakeman 09 June 2009

it is a wonderful poem and makes me want to cry because my brother sang it in his school concert

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Kathelene Tietjen 31 March 2007

This wonderful poem was read to me by my grandfather nearly every night as I grew up. It is absolutely my favorite poem. Now I read it to my grandsons from the same old four volume set of Ogden Nash's poetry that I inherited from my grandfather.

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Phil Karn, Sr 18 January 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting Ogden Nash several times when I filled his prescriptions. Even though he was a very sick man, he kept his pleasant personality. I asked him once if he had coined a term for the forced rhymes he invented and he jokingly said that he just called them his mistakes.

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Marjorie 04 June 2018

How lucky, you and your grandchildren.

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John Bruins 11 November 2020

I was raised on this poem. I would always ask my dad to recite it at bedtime. I always loved the part about Custard eating the pyrate. I have since memorized it, and have passed this down to my sons, and will soon to my grandsons. My youngest son even wrote a paper entitled, " Custard's Past" in high school. Yes, the stanza near the end does seem to break the meter of this poem, but maybe that was Nash's intention. Love this poem regardless.

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Ava May 11 June 2020

I really like this poem and I love that Custard is Brave, but he still wants a safe cage.

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IT IS REALLY BRILLIANT.THANKS FOR SUCH A NICE PRESENTATION YOU IDIOT,DUFFER,STUPID PERSON.

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