Ogden Nash

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Noun1.Ogden Nash - United States writer noted for his droll epigrams (1902-1971)
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A Ogden Nash B Philip Larkin C Donald Davie D Thom Gunn
And if you find this 1941 poem by Ogden Nash still funny, I know for sure you ain't sensitive to the worst catastrophe to befall humanity.
I'm not particularly a fan of 20th century limericks, but there's one by Ogden Nash that I use every so often in the couples counseling I do.
As Clint Eastwood said to Gene Hackman in "Unforgiven" before shooting him in the face with a shotgun: "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it." The sun shines on the good and the bad, but as poet Ogden Nash observes, "The rain, it raineth on the just, and also on the unjust fella; but mostly on the just because the unjust steals the just's umbrella." Thinking about these things can be a one-way ticket to spiritual blindness.
I don't really care about the marks that Ogden Nash received on his third-grade report card or how many trunks of clothing Edith Wharton had shipped across the Atlantic when she moved to France.
Keats is particularly evoked in poems such as "To Anne," "Clay Feet," "My First Love," "Rain Before Dawn," "One Southern Girl" and "For a Long Illness." However, many texts in Poemas de la era del jazz do not echo the aesthetics of John Keats, but rather that of Ogden Nash (1902-1971), a contemporary of Fitzgerald who became one of the most popular national versifiers in the 1930s.
There is, of course, a need for tree planting, hedgerows, street trees and rare trees in arboretum, To paraphrase Ogden Nash I think that I shall never see, a thing as lonely as a tree, but, unless some trees fall, I'll never see anything else at all.
Allison Ogden Nash, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, said: "Enforcement is one of the methods we can use to change people's behaviour but it needs to be fair and it needs to have the public on our side."
Custard, as he's probably called in Ralph Beckett's yard, was created by Ogden Nash. He was Belinda's pet dragon but was a coward, until he saved Belinda by eating a dangerous pirate.
Most people are familiar with Ogden Nash's doggerel connecting priests, beasts and three-alarm fires (an updated version below).
His humorous side is portrayed by selections from Eric Whitacre's "Animal Crackers" - specifically panther, cow, canary and firefly - taken from the comic verse of Ogden Nash:
Perelman, Vernon Duke and Ogden Nash; and artworks he collected from colleagues, including a stash of shadow puppets.