SOME OGDEN NASH POEMS. Kids, you may be unfamiliar with Ogden Nash because light verse is not taught in literature classes. I think the most famous Ogden Nash poem is:
“Reflections on Ice-Breaking
Here are some of his poems about animals:
The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other, milk.
The turtle lives twixt plated decks
Which practically conceals its sex.
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.
Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim
I wonder how we look to him.
Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotami.
The panther is like a leopard,
Except it hasn’t been peppered.
Should you behold a panther crouch,
Prepare to say Ouch.
Better yet, if called by a panther,