Any hound a porcupine nudges
Can’t be blamed for harboring grudges.
I know one hound that laughed all winter
At a porcupine that sat on a splinter.

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


  1. Marica says:

    I’d like to comment on the poem…but it is too prickly of a subject.

  2. daza says:

    This poem is one of the best poems i have ever read. It’s grammar and punctuation are impeccible and it is a real tribute to Ogden. I think that you should all read this because it will amaze you. Be aware though it is very scary.

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