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Nonsense Poems | Examples of Nonsense Poetry

Nonsense Poems - Examples of all types of nonsense poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for nonsense.

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Wiggelly, wiggelly Wag
Wiggelly, wiggelly wag, a worm is in the bag; squiggelly, squiggelly squoo, and now I've counted two; wiggelly, squiggelly dee, another one is three! LOL, my nursery rhyme for Eve's contest, written 5th March...Read More
Categories: nonsense,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member try to rite a peom with misteakss
kan you rite a poem with spelling misteakss? I can try, butt it will not be easy of coarse. To my died hair I take out my thinkers and rakes. can we do this? I ask my brin....Read More
Categories: nonsense,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fake Noise
loudest words askew drastic times tempt the masses oh, those lying eyes...Read More
Categories: angst, emotions, nonsense,
Form: Senryu
Running from the Rain
RUNNING FROM THE RAIN ... and how often we run from the rain, a seeming need of something. We need to escape more than blue drizzle, but more a running toward the sun, a seeming need of something to escape, driving...Read More
Categories: nonsense, rain,
Form: Pantoum
Ghosts, Hosts with the mostest
Ghosts, Hosts’ with the mostest In the House of the dead, Ghost's roam their home they once lived before becoming spirits. Crickets serenaded near their catacomb; Tree's creek buried deep in loam from the...Read More
Categories: fairy, mythology, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Humpty Dumpty
People yelled to Humpty, “DON'T FALL!” But Humpty never listens, he's a stubborn butterball Came tumbling down His undies turned brown “Not The Brightest Egg” someone did call ...Read More
Categories: nonsense,
Form: Limerick
I’ve sat here all night just trying to write But nothing would spring from my brain I looked in my mind and what did I find I think that I’m slightly insane I’ve been unaware of things that...Read More
Categories: nonsense, surreal, writing,
Form: Rhyme
The Big Fish Story
Yesterday morning, I was out on my boat. You know the one that can barely stay afloat. Suddenly, my line got a big pull. It gave me a struggle as I had my hands full. The thing was bigger...Read More
Categories: fishing, nonsense,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mirroring The Mirror
MIRRORING THE MIRROR Mirrors reflecting,oppressions opposed,cruelty afflicted,truths disclosed,cruelty afflicted,oppressions opposed,mirrors reflecting. Indiana Shaw . . . : / "Apposed, or Opposed, to be, or not to be" . . ....Read More
Categories: beautiful, nonsense, word play,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Endless Chatter
ENDLESS CHATTER "i try not to chat to circles; to them, there just seems to be no end" Indiana Shaw . . . : /...Read More
Categories: nonsense, truth,
Form: Monoku
Going Underground
Going Underground Is that so profound? Where Covid 19 is not yet found.. Society all smashed up I wonder what caused that Not really though As we all know You play the game Not play in the snow Where the thaw lets it all...Read More
Categories: nonsense, analogy, courage, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member did you hear that
Running, dripping, or still; Life's a faucet, we’re a thirst, To never drink our fill. We drink and think We are immune to pain from one another, But brother, when it comes, The waterfall or shower...Read More
Categories: nonsense, confusion, fate, imagination, mental
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Dessert is the End
The House Soup of the Day By me always holds sway Be it tomato or potato ~ Hold the 'tender chunks of crow' As for appetizers Make sure they're not from Pfizer And leave out...Read More
Categories: food, nonsense, silly,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Seeding Clouds
SEEDING CLOUDS A giraffe’s head is so high it Lets him eat clouds for a diet But in skies where there are few clouds Cloud eating is not allowed Science has shown there’s little doubt That eating clouds causes drought But the...Read More
Categories: nonsense, animal, earth, humor, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Death, Be Not Loud
Death, be not loud, for undoubtedly, That would be a mighty dreadful way to go, If something noisy from either end should flow, Imagine how embarrassing it would be! It is not a picture I want anyone to see, Though...Read More
Categories: death, destiny, nonsense, parody,
Form: Rhyme

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