Arthur the Artist

A Funny Art Poem for Kids

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever


I’m Arthur. I’m an artist,
and I love to paint and draw.
I paint portraits on my forehead.
I draw landscapes on my jaw.

There’s nothing quite as fun
as making sketches on my skin,
so I color on my elbows
and I scribble on my chin.

I’m known for doing doodles
on my fingers and my toes,
and my belly and my back are brushed
with beautiful tableaus.

I hope you’ll come and see me
to appreciate my scrawls.
I am always in museums
where I hang upon the walls.

Just find the guy with ink and paint
on every body part.
Or, instead, just ask for me by name;
my friends all call me “Art.”

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Art, Poems about Kooky Characters

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Assonance, Descriptive Poems, List Poems, Pun Poems, Wordplay


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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