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Ogden Nash
1902 - 1971

American poet and humourist, playwright, columnist for the New Yorker Magazine, author of 19 books of poetry including Free Wheeling (1931)


I think that I shall never see / A billboard lovely as a tree / Indeed, unless the billboards fall / I'll never see a tree at all.

1959 - from "Song of the Open Road" in Verses from 1929 On
Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive.

1940 - from Baby, What Makes the Sky Blue?
Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.