March 14, 2011

Funny People: OGDEN NASH

Ogden Nash

Frederic Ogden Nash was born in 1902 in Rye, New York.

This American humorist was educated at Harvard University, and his comical and nonsensical verses are what made him famous. Puns, rhymes, asymetrical lines, and amusing parenthetical statements were what made Nash's verses amusing and magical.

"The Termite"

Some primal termite knocked on wood
And tasted it, and found it good,
And that is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today.

"The Fly"

God in his wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.

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