Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Family is a Many Splendored Thing

Heather of Oregon reminds us that

"A family unit is composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold."

~Ogden Nash

She has assembled some other funny quotes here

I especially like the one by Scott Adams, Dilbert creator.

Good Clean Wholesome Fun

us to get our hands dirty with this blog entry:

Is obscurity. -

Reflection on a Wicked World
by Ogden Nash

Classic Nash Quote on Dorothy Parker

"To say that Miss Parker writes well," Ogden Nash once remarked, "is as fatuous as proclaiming that Cellini was clever with his hands."

Nash on Stage in Salt Lake, Portsmouth and Montpelier

The local TV weatherman will read Nash with the Salt Lake Symphony at Utah U.

In Portsmouth, NH , a stone's throw from Ogden Nash's summer place, Nash will be read in a show entitled "Home is Heaven: 32 poems by Ogden Nash"

And in the Vermont state house, Nash will be read on Farmers Night in Montpelier in 'Animal Ditties' backed up by the VT symphony.

Nash Preferred Poet of Grafittists

This is the second post I've read this month about Nash being scribbled on New York City subway walls.

Ogden Nash Texts His Publisher

i nvr sw a prpl cw
i nvr hp 2 c 1
bt il tl u
rit her n nw
id rthr c thn b 1

See the original post on the Poetry Showcase

PoetrySoup 1st Prize Winner Cites Ogden Nash

and Anne Sexton as his top two poets in an online interview

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Nash's Ark

'Cuttlefish' has written a wonderful paean to Ogden Nash's animal-centricity here. Cuttle has also posted some wonderful nashesque verse on the biomass.

I highly recommend reading this enjoyable post.

On topic, Christopher Taylor of Australia is pursuing his PhD in 'arachnid systematics' and references Nash in stream of consciousness here - although it's random, I find it fascinating how many people in biological studies see Nash as a kindred spirit.


This UK blogger about poetry notes the growing trend of using literature to to ameliorate mental, physical and emotional ailments. Cleverly titled Prose not Prozac the author registers mental enjoyment from reading Ogden Nash's 'Very Like A Whale'

Saturday, January 5, 2008

A Work in Progress

MelissaPhobia has interwoven Nash into her contemporary story 'A Rose for the Weary' in her journal. "You laugh at ‘Reflection on Ice-Breaking’ by Ogden Nash. You laugh cause that is how your parents’ courtship went."

Yes it's Quicker

Personally, I never thought of this application when reading Ogden Nash's famous liquor quote, but Jack makes a convincing case.

Would You Rather Be Right or Happy?

Ogden Nash is quoted in this humorous collection of marriage quotes. As to the title of this post, I believe the same could be said for a relationship with ex's as well.

In a 1948 English Text Book

Whose purpose is to help equip students for the 'business of living' Ogden Nash is included. This Brooklyn, NY professor laments that O. Nash is not more prevalent in today's student texts.

All You Need to Know about the Credit Crunch

Bob McTeer has found Ogden Nash to be prescient on matters of sub-prime lending, COSO and banking. He has interwoven several Nash quotes into his blog on economic matters.

Professor Twist

Here is a slice of dark humor from Ogden Nash as published in a 1969 children's book on spooky topics.

It only Takes a Couple Lines

To be inspired by Ogden Nash's work. Just ask Shourya in Bangalore.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Hope for the New Year

Ogden Nash's quote, remembered by this Arizona gardener, summarizes the circle of life at the dawn of a new year.

"When I remember by-gone days
I think how evening follows morn
so many I loved were not yet dead
so many I love were not yet born."

Makes you realize, that contrary to the popular adage, there are actually three, not two, sure things in this life: Death, Taxes...and Birth.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Nash Would have had Fun with 'Huckabee'

Cliff Schecter of Brave New Films, feels that the following excerpt of Ogden Nash's poem on duck hunting is apropos vis vi candidate Huckabee:

The hunter crouches in his blind
'Neath camouflage of every kind...
....This grownup man, with pluck and luck
Is hoping to outwit a duck.

Nash Quote On the New Year

Loren of Arlington Virginia, finds an affinity in this Ogden Nash quote on the emergence of next year:

"Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals?"

49 Years Later & Still Going Strong

It's New Years and the blogosphere is filled with references to Ogden Nash's 1949 poem "Good Riddance But Now What?" :

Author Tamora Pierce of Syracuse, NY

Opera Professional Kim Witman
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