Nonsense Verse – Guest Post by Kevin Morris…

Many thanks to Chris the Story Reading Ape for offering me the opportunity to guest post on his blog.

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I have, for as long as I can remember, taken pleasure in nonsense poetry or verse. But what, exactly is nonsense poetry?

The online edition of The Oxford Dictionary defines nonsense poetry as follows:


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(Originally) whimsical or nonsensical verse; (later) the genre of poetry that includes nonsense verse such as limericks, as well as looser poetic forms”.(

The best known (and loved) writer of nonsense verse is the 19thcentury english poet and artist Edward Lear,( best known of Lear’s poems is, undoubtedly the wonderful “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat”,(,in which the poet describes the journey of these 2 creatures “in a beautiful pea green boat” “to the land where the bong-tree grows”, where they are married “by the turkey who lives on the hill”. Of course they where, for…

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