The term Flarf was coined by a group of experimental poets. It is applied to poems using borrowed bits and pieces from a variety of sources.
Humpty Dumpty is a well-loved traditional English nursery rhyme. Some people call it a nonsense poem although others have suggested links to historical events.
This poem is a reworking of one of my earliest children's poems called Betelgeuse previously published in another hub called 'Verse for the Young at Heart.' I have added four extra stanzas.
Atwood's piece features a surrealistic drama that reduces the cowboy to a straw man, as the speaker vents her rage against a fantasy.
An entertaining poem to share with young children
Scientist say if you talk to a flower it will grow. So I thought what if they had thoughts since they grow when we talk to them. So I wrote this poem what a flower would think when we talk to them.
A follow-up poem on "I Prefer Being Out of My Mind" which confirms that mission was accomplished. A lot of nonsense that makes a lot of sense, if not sense, then a lot of fun. If not fun then a lot.
I wrote this poem with no message in mind. It is just a little bit of randomness and the need to write something.. anything!
From the inner thinkings of a man...hath come forth words in the "Manly" Poetry that I render... And from this day forward...Shall my Poems be re-affirmed "Manly"...Let no one try to hinder. Forged of...
Some of our favorite Mother Goose nursery rhymes we learned as children were originally written as secret and subversive messages for their time.