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.

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