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.

Somebody Stole My Butt by Kenn Nesbitt
Somebody Stole My Butt
On the Thirty-Third of Januaugust by Kenn Nesbitt
On the Thirty Third of Januaugust
My Favorite Word is Floofy
A Random Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
A Random Poem
Random Recipe by Kenn Nesbitt
Random Recipe
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
Random Miranda
My Legs Both Understand Me
Traditional Christmas
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
To B or Not to B
Speak When This Way Talk Do I
Zzzzz by Kenn Nesbitt
The Pretzel, the Pig, and the Baby Baboon
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog
The Eggs Were All Bedeviled by Kenn Nesbitt
The Eggs Were All Bedeviled
One Warm Sunny Day by Kenn Nesbitt
One Warm, Sunny Day
Do You C What I C?
I Often Contradict Myself by Kenn Nesbitt
I Often Contradict Myself
Today I Touched the Buffalobster
Nate the Creative
I Went to School to Learn to Read by Kenn Nesbitt
I Went to School to Learn to Read
A Strange Old Man by Kenn Nesbitt
A Strange Old Man Fell Out of Bed
Forty Purple Porpoises by Kenn Nesbitt
Forty Purple Porpoises