Who is Ogden Nash

Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry.

Early life Nash was born in Rye, New York, the son of Mattie (Chenault) and Edmund Strudwick Nash. His father owned and operated an import–export company, and because of business obligations, the family relocated often. Nash was descended from Abner Nash, an early governor of North Carolina. The city of Nashville, Tennessee, was named for Abner's brother, Francis, a Revolutionary War general.

Throughout his life, Nash loved to rhyme. "I think in terms of rhyme, and have since I was six years old,...
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Ogden Nash Poems

  • The Middle
    When I remember bygone days
    I think how evening follows morn;
    So many I loved were not yet dead,
    So many I love were not yet born....
  • Look What You Did, Christopher!
    In fourteen hundred and ninety-two,
    Someone sailed the ocean blue.
    Somebody borrowed the fare in Spain
    For a business trip on the bounding main, ...
  • What's The Use?
    Sure, deck your limbs in pants,
    Yours are the limbs, my sweeting.
    You look divine as you advance . . .
    Have you seen yourself retreating?...
  • Old Dr. Valentine To His Son
    Your hopeless patients will live,
    Your healthy patients will die.
    I have only this word to give:
    Wonder, and find out why...
  • A Drink With Something In It
    There is something about a Martini,
    A tingle remarkably pleasant;
    A yellow, a mellow Martini;
    I wish I had one at present. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Ogden Nash

Never 27 People 24 Time 19 Good 13 I Love You 12 Love 12 Children 11 Head 11 Child 11 Life 11


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  • Chikuwa100q_bot: 10. candy is dandy/ but liquor is quicker. [ogden nash]
  • Melaniejaxn: i didn't go tochurch today i trust thelord tounderstand. the surf was swirling blue&white the children swirling on the sand. he knows, he knows how brief my stay how brief this spell of summer weather he knows when i am said&done we'll have plenty of time together. -ogden nash
  • Tross04401: people who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they don't want it. -- ogden nash
  • Poem2poem: to keep your marriage brimming / with love in the loving cup, - ogden nash
  • Mghoz: ogden nash once said to keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poem
Beatrice. (From Dante. Purgatorio, Xxx., Xxxi.)
 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Even as the Blessed, at the final summons,
Shall rise up quickened, each one from his grave,
Wearing again the garments of the flesh,
So, upon that celestial chariot,
A hundred rose
ad vocem tanti senis
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Ministers and messengers of life eternal.
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