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. The purpose of this blog is to keep alive the Ogden Nash fun. Many are familiar with his works. A delightful composition by Ogden Nash is

The Octopus

Tell me O Octopus, I begs
Is those things arms, or is they legs?
I marvel at thee, Octopus,
If I were thou, I'd call me US. 

This blog intends to produce short verses in the above style. Ogden Nash's works are available in 


The posts that follow are the author's own creation. 

1. Ogdanguish

Is the strangest word I’ve knoon.
Past mid-day it should mean
Yet rarely be-four’s afterneen.

2. Greegden

Chinese’s never sounded Greek to me
Nor Greek, I aver, quite Chinezeey.


Being kicked in their rears
Few enjoy I fears
Unless of course you’re a football
But then you can’t boast of a rear at all.

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