poetic device: Nonsense Poems
Nonsense poems are poems that intentionally don’t make a lot of sense. Some use made-up words, while others contradict themselves or use language in random or unusual ways.
Some of the most famous children’s poems of all time, such as Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” and Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat” were nonsense poems.
As a child, I loved nonsense poetry and I still do. That’s why I have written quite a few of them and I plan to write many more. In the meantime, here are the nonsense poems I have written so far for you to enjoy.
On the Thirty Third of Januaugust
Somebody Stole My Butt
My Favorite Word is Floofy
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
My Legs Both Understand Me
To B or Not to B
Speak When This Way Talk Do I
The Pretzel, the Pig, and the Baby Baboon
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog
Do You C What I C?
One Warm, Sunny Day
I Often Contradict Myself
Today I Touched the Buffalobster
Nate the Creative
I Went to School to Learn to Read
A Strange Old Man Fell Out of Bed
Forty Purple Porpoises
Andy Handy’s Hardware Store