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Spring is sprung ,   the grass is ris   .   I wonder where the birdies is !

Spring is sprung , the grass is ris . I wonder where the birdies is !

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Teresa 14-Jul-2014 04:26
My father explained it this way, Ogden Nash was well known for writing a number of advertisments among other things and he wrote for I believe an insurance company, on a large bend in the road and on four succesive signs, the following: spring has sprung-the grass has riz-where last years-careless driver is.
Very Ogden Nash.
Guest 24-Mar-2014 04:26
Enough already
Knocker 20-Mar-2014 21:30
The version that I learned as a child is:
Spring is sprung, the grass is riz.
I wonder where de boidie is.
De boid is on the wing, but dats absoid.
How can the boid be on the wing, the wing is on de boid.
Chloe 17-Apr-2013 11:51
My grandmother (85) remembers this:

De spring is sprung, de grass is riz
I wonder where de boidies is?
De boid is on de wing, but dat’s absoid,
De wing is on de boid

De grass is riz de trees is green
And in de moitle tree a boid is seen.
A boid is seen and also hoid
And also felt. He dropped a toid.
Dis gets woise

And so de boid what did doit
Has got to die and dat’s a coit
I gets me gat intent on moider
Detoimined dis won’t get no foider
Oh boy! Oh boy! Am I pertoibed

I lifts me gat de boidie choips
I gotta give de squoit de woiks
But in the moitle tree above
There sits a little toitle dove
Remember moitle?

I’ve got me shooter primed but now
2 boids are sitting on de bough
And so, I cannot shoot de dove
Because de spring’s de time for love

Dis is kwiess
Kwiess is an Arabic word meaning “Hotcha”
jackie 30-Mar-2013 08:26
Similarly to many of the others my version is
My father's version was -
The spring is sprung the grass is riz
I wonder where dem boidies is
They say the boid is on the wing
But that's absoid, cos I've always hoid
The wing is on the boid
wirenut20-Mar-2013 11:47
My 12th grade english teacher, Mr. Forrest told it this way:
De spring has sprung, De earth is riz
I wonder where dem boidies is
Da little wings upon dem boids
Ain't that absoid! Da little boids upon dem wings.
Guest 15-Mar-2013 09:07
My Grandfather used to recite this poem to us grandkids every single spring. His version:
Spring has sprung, the grass has riz,
I wonder where the flowers is,
The boid is on the wing, but that's absoid,
Because everybody knows that the wing is on the boid!
Harvey 27-Feb-2013 13:39
I leared it in England in the '50. Nice picture of a European Robin.
The Spring is sprung the grass has riz. I wonder where the flowers is.
The bird is on the wing, but that's absured the wing is on the bird.
Harvey
Sheila 31-Dec-2012 04:23
The version I heard many years ago, not sure who from, is as follows:
(My kids always loved me reciting this with a "put-on" NJ/NY accent of course :)

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz,
I wonder where de boidies is?
They say de boid is on the wing
but that's absoid
becuz the wing is on the boid!
Guest 15-Nov-2012 03:19
Here is the version I remember from my dad, who read tons of Ogden Nash
and at times put his life in danger laughing too hard from it...

"Spring has sprung, the grass has ris, I wonder where the flowers is?
The boids are all upon the wing, now isn't that a funny thing,
I thought the wing was on the boid, now isn't that absoid? "
Guest 01-Sep-2012 01:57
Spring has sprung the grass is riz
I wonder where the birdies iz
I heard the birds are on the wing
Dont be absurd, the wing is on the bird
Guest 06-Aug-2012 14:42
My last comment was not quite correct,it shoud be,

The spring has sprung the grass has riz
I wonders where the birdies iz
The birds are on the wing I heard
Should not the wings be on the bird
gravis 06-Aug-2012 14:35
The version I rememberis;

The Spring has sprung the grass has riz
I wonders where the birds have riz
The birds are on the wing I heard
Should not the wings be on the bird

This seems to scan better
gravis 06-Aug-2012 14:28
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gravis 06-Aug-2012 14:27
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Guest 18-May-2012 00:06
The writer was 19th Century Norwegian playwright & Poet Henrik Ibsen.
Nathan 13-May-2011 19:41
The version I have attributed to Nash:

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz.
I wonder where 'dem boidies is?
The little boid is on the wing,
But that's obsoid, the little wing is on the boid!

PS love the pic
Julie 06-Apr-2011 20:19
The version I was taught in Kent 60 years ago
The Spring has sprung
The grass is ris
I wonder where the boides is?
The boid is on the wing
But thats absoid
I always thought the wing was on the boid.
Alan Audley 30-Nov-2009 18:08
I believe this come from a marx brothers film -
The spring is sprung the sun is riz, I wonder where da boides is. Ah deres a boidie on the wing; now aint dat a funny ting I always tort the wing was on the boid
Dominic 14-Nov-2009 10:04
It's an old poem often attributed to e e cummings or by Ogden Nash, but it's anonymously penned. It is known as "Spring in the Bronx".
Bunny 18-Apr-2009 08:19
This is certainly not Spike.My Mother always recited this poem to me and she was born in 1914 and her mother taught it to her.
The version I know is
''The sun is high
the grass is ris
i wonder where the birdie is
the bird is on the wing they say
but thats absurd
the wing is on the bird
Neville 12-Jun-2008 17:26
The poem has a number of verses ending in the poet having mercy on the 'boid' what dropped a 'toid' on him! Sadly I cannot find the copy which I wrote down many years ago. If anyone finds it I would be glad to have it again.
Kaity 30-Mar-2008 01:04
Ha! I found it! Yay!
My mom always recites this.. never knew who it was from..
I always thought the NJ accent was cause we were from NJ xD
I learn something new every day ^.^
Rose 26-Apr-2007 10:24
I Believe its by Ogden Nash
Ian McFall 31-Mar-2006 20:51
I believe the entire poem is as follows.. to be delivered in a New Jersey accent

Spring has sprung
The grass has riz
I wonder where the boidies is

The boids is on the wing!
Don't be absoid!
Da wings is on the boid!

Attributed by many to Spike Milligan of the BBC's "Goon Show"
Clio 01-Mar-2006 11:59
My dad was also determined that I should learn this wonderful piece of classic verse - but who first penned it? Love the photo.
Guest 13-Nov-2005 03:48
It's by Spike Miligan I think... My dad used to quote it too when I was a kid...
Al Chesworth16-Mar-2005 22:28
The birds is on the wing, absurd the wings is on the bird
xue200414-Dec-2004 01:44
So wonderful!
NJ 01-Dec-2004 04:57
LOL -- my grandfather quotes me that poem from time to time. I've never heard it from anyone else!

Love the depth of field and the way his head is turned away. Good work.
David L Hone LRPS26-May-2004 12:59
Like everyone else, love the sweetness of this..
Piotr Siejka22-May-2004 22:02
What else is to be said... great pic!
Rick Lewis20-Apr-2004 02:02
Not your conventional bird shot. Excellent image.
John20-Mar-2004 06:19
LOL Penny - and a Robin 'candid shot'!!
Guest 20-Mar-2004 04:44
Great perspective.
Vinay20-Mar-2004 02:41
Great shot
Lisa Haskins19-Mar-2004 23:01
Wonderful shot!
Mattana19-Mar-2004 22:23
Lovely picture.
digicam_neophyte19-Mar-2004 21:41
Love the "poem" very funny ... cute shot.
virginiacoastline19-Mar-2004 21:25
ROFLMAO!!! Luv your sense of humor!
christianl19-Mar-2004 21:20
Amazing capture. I really like it.