God in his wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Ogden Nash's poem The Fly

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  1. Christopher Morse says:

    I have long had a memory of Ogden Nash;s poem of The Fly as the following:

    “I wonder, God in his infinite wisdom why
    on earth he ever made the fly.”

    Is there no textual basis for this? It actually sounds more Nash-like than the two lines quoted above.

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