Ogden Nash





Ogden Nash

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born
in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
August 19, 1902

died
May 19, 1971

gender
male

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Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, the New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry".


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The Best of Ogden Nash
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The Pocket Book of Ogden Nash
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Selected Poetry
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More books by Ogden Nash…
“Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!”
Ogden Nash, Collected verse from 1929 on

“Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for.”
Ogden Nash

“A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.”
Ogden Nash, Private Dining-room and Other New Verses
tags: dog, door

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