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