Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Poetry Wednesday--Ogden Nash

I've loved Ogden Nash's poetry since I was a child.  His poems are thought provoking yet whimsical.  Enjoy this one about the guppy.

The Guppy 
by Ogden Nash

Whales have calves,
Cats have kittens,
Bears have cubs,
Bats have bittens,
Swans have cygnets,
Seals have puppies,
But guppies just have little guppies. 

4 comments:

TACParent said...

I think they have guplets. At least in my head they do, LOL.

Dymphna said...

Guplets! That's cute!

Barbara said...

One of my favorite Nash poems, though it wasn't until I was an adult that I really understood it is:

Candy is dandy but
Liquor is quicker.

I love his little poems.

Dymphna said...

Isn't he great?!

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