Consider the auk;
Becoming extinct because he forgot how to fly, and could only walk.
Consider man, who may well become extinct
Because he forgot how to walk and learned how to fly before he thinked.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Ogden Nash's poem A Caution To Everybody

6 Comments

  1. Tariana Medeiros says:

    hey i have Ogden Nash as a project in school and i love his poems and researching about his life is pretty cool and i read some of his poems and they are amazing and live next to were his grew up and were he is buried and i will probaly go visit him one day. BYE

  2. James says:

    A Caution To Everybody

    Consider the auk;
    Becoming extinct because he forgot how to fly, and could only walk.
    Consider man, who may well become extinct
    Because he forgot how to walk and learned how to fly before he thinked.

    Ogden Nash

    -HAHA I outsmarted the system. Don’t be surprised if this commment is removed…

  3. Why? says:

    That’s good, but has too much rhymes.

  4. Yvon says:

    Maybe the caution to heed is that the copyright holder doesn’t like “A Caution To Everyone” because the caution warns people of deplorable traits particular to people like the copyright holder.

  5. Dick says:

    The copyright holder is by law
    entitled to project his jaw,
    state his case as his lawyer saw.
    But there are those who see his greed
    as callous and would pray he heed
    a higher law for those in need
    of Ogden’s wit and careless folly
    Go take your law and selfish ways
    and stick it where it does not pays.

  6. Emily says:

    I feel so robbed. I sincerely doubt that the author would oppose his poetry being online. Whoever holds that copyright should be ashamed and die peniless.

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