A couplet written by Ogden Nash is "The Fly." It reads "The Lord in his wisdom made the fly, / And then forgot to tell us why." Ogden Nash writes simplistically, often with humor, and he is known for his brief works, including couplets, triplets and short poems.
A couplet is two lines of poetry that usually rhyme. Ogden Nash is a 20th-century poet who especially liked writing about nature and writing for children. According to Poets.org, he liked to observe the human condition, and many of his works smacked of an anti-establishment theme. Nash also wrote three screenplays and a Broadway musical.