stamp honoring poet Ogden Nash on the centennial of his birth
is the 18th stamp in the Literary Arts series. A gentle satirist,
Nash poked fun at human foibles without cynicism. He wrote
on many subjects, but all of his poems expressed his wry wit
and demonstrated his playfulness with language. Award-winning
artist Michael J. Deas based his portrait of Nash on a circa
1952 black-and-white photograph taken by Kay Bell Reynal. The
background of the stamp consists of six poems by Nash: "The
Turtle," "The Cow," "Crossing the Border," "The Kitten," "Limerick
One" and "The Camel."
Le timbre aux
6 poèmes !
avec une caricature d'un
patient qui ne semble pas content du tout !