A Flea and a Fly in a Flue

by Ogden Nash

A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, “let us flee!”
“Let us fly!” said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

  — Ogden Nash

Copyright © 1987. All Rights Reserved. From Ogden Nash's Zoo. Abrams Books.

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From Ogden Nash's Zoo

A collection of verses about animals from the barnyard to the aquarium and the haunts of the lion and rhinoceros also includes verses about mythical animals.

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About the Author

Frederic Ogden Nash, better-known simply as Ogden Nash, was an American poet famous for his light verse. During his life, from 1902-1971, he wrote more than 500 humorous poems and was noted for his clever and unusual rhymes.

Although he wrote mostly for adults, his humorous poems for children are among his most popular works.

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