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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  • Trevreynolds: middle age is when you're sitting at home on a saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. - ogden nash
  • Poem2poem: to keep your marriage brimming / with love in the loving cup, - ogden nash
  • Danielgalef: ogden nash: "the trouble with a baby alligator is that / eventually it becomes an alligator."
  • Dtnelson: “the one-l lama, he’s a priest. the two-l llama, he’s a beast. and i will bet a silk pajama there isn’t any three-l lllama.” —ogden nash
  • Sonyavai: quote of the day: candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. -ogden nash
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