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
My Favorite Word is Floofy
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
Random Miranda
Speak When This Way Talk Do I
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
To B or Not to B
On the Thirty Third of Januaugust
My Legs Both Understand Me
Traditional Christmas
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog
Do You C What I C?
One Warm, Sunny Day
The Pretzel, the Pig, and the Baby Baboon
I Often Contradict Myself
Today I Touched the Buffalobster
Nate the Creative
Forty Purple Porpoises
Izzy O’Rainty
Anna Graham