The razzle dazzle has me frazzled.
Ink pot spilled, and I’m not thrilled.
My “get up and go” got up and went,
And now the temperature has chilled.
Well la-de-da and hoop-te-doo,
The looking glass has pulled me through.
I feel just like the nincompoop
Who couldn’t use a hula-hoop.
But don’t mind me, I’m off my rocker,
Flying three sheets to the wind.
It shouldn’t come as a great shocker,
I hope to “get it together” again.
Yup, that’s me. Just having fun.
A Nonsense Poem is a long established tradition in creative writing and is still popular with readers of English language poems. Poetry that has no real meaning and often makes us laugh and think weird things has a unique appeal. A form of nonsense literature usually employing strong prosodic elements like rhythm and rhyme. It is whimsical and humorous in tone and employs some of the techniques of nonsense literature. Limericks are probably the best known form of nonsense verse, although they tend nowadays to be used for bawdy or straightforwardly humorous, rather than nonsensical, effect. Some poems use made up words to describe things, or just to make a nice sound. Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and Spike Milligan are good authors to read if you like nonsense poetry.