Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Two Line Tuesday: Ogden Nash

Matt Dowdeswell

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance,
Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.

– Ogden Nash

Kate O'Neil has challenged us to write a poem with words at play: malapropisms, ambiguities, unintended meanings, puns, cliches, etc., so I thought Ogden Nash would be a good choice to get the party started! Read Kate's reader spotlight HERE and add your poem to this month's padlet.


  1. LOVE it! Thanks for this dash of Nash! Just what I needed today!

  2. Love Ogden Nash! Don't think I could live entirely by insouciance, though "making a living" sure is a "nouciance"– but I sure love that pic of bliss–thanks for the smile! :)

  3. Brings me back to my days in SHS being introduced to the great Ogden Nash.