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A Ogden Nash Moment

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Born on August 19, 1902 – Ogden Nash, American poet (d. 1971).

Few were better known for humorous and unconventional poetry.

Before he achieved success as a poet, he was also a salesman and a teacher as well as a staff writer.

He died on May 19, 1971, of complications from Crohn's disease aggravated by a lactobacillus infection transmitted by improperly prepared coleslaw.


"I think in terms of rhyme, and have since I was six years old."

"Why did the Lord give us agility,
If not to evade responsibility?"
Is Dandy
But liquor
Is quicker.
Oh, things are frequently what they seem,
And this is wisdom's crown:
Only the game fish swims upstream,
But the sensible fish swims down.
Man is a victim of dope
In the incurable form of hope.
Just when you think that at least the outlook is so black that it can grow no blacker, it worsens,
And that is why I do not like the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons.
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
I dreamt that my hair was kempt.
Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it.
It is common knowledge to every schoolboy and even every Bachelor of Arts,
That all sin is divided into two parts.
One kind of sin is called a sin of commission, and that is very important
And it is what you are doing when you are doing something you oughtn't...
It is the sin of omission, the second kind of sin,
That lays eggs under your skin.
The moral is that it is probably better not to sin at all, but if
some kind of sin you must be pursuing,
Well, remember to do it by doing rather than by not doing.
To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.

One could go on, but you can look up more.


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