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.

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