Category Archives: Ogden Nash

Poem –  The Romantic Age

This one is entering  her teens,Ripe for sentimental scenes, Has picked a gangling unripe male, Sees herself in bridal veil, Presses lips and tosses head, Declares she’s not too young to wed, Informs you pertly you forget Romeo and Juliet. … Continue reading

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Poem – The People Upstairs

The people upstairs all practise ballet Their living room is a bowling alley Their bedroom is full of conducted tours. Their radio is louder than yours, They celebrate week-ends all the week. When they take a shower, your ceilings leak. … Continue reading

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Poem – Oh To be Odd

Hypochondriacs Spend  the winter at the bottom of Florida and the summer on top of the Adirondriacs. You go to Paris and live on champagne wine and cognac If you’re dipsomognac. If you’re a manic-depressive You don’t go anywhere where … Continue reading

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Poem – No You be a Lone Eagle

I find it very hard to be fair-minded About people who go around being air-minded. I just can’t see any fun In soaring up up up into the sun When the chances are still a fresh cool orchid to a … Continue reading

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Poem – No Doctor’s Today, Thank You

They tell me that euphoria is the feeling of feeling wonderful,well,  today I feel euphorian, Today I have the agility of a Greek god and the appetitite of a Victorian. Yes, today I may even go forth without my galoshes, … Continue reading

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Poem – My Dream 

This is my dream,  It is my own dream,  I dreamt it.  I dreamt that my hair was kempt.  Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it. 

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Poem – Morning Prayer 

Now another day is breaking, Sleep was sweet and so is waking. Dear Lord, I promised you last night Never again to sulk or fight. Such vows are easier to keep When a child is sound asleep. Today, O Lord, … Continue reading

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