Poetaster Charles Bernstein calls for poems that are "bad for you." He has therefore written "The Ballad of the Girlie Man," a fine example of poem that is definitely not good for you and is terrible for the world of poetry.
Someone says they see brilliance in your poetry, but it may not really be there. The Emperor had no clothes, though many people claimed he did.
A guide to nonsense poetry - what it is and what it isn't. We'll look at Lear, Carroll, Seuss and other poets who have attempted to write nonsense. I hope that makes sense.
A few nonsense poems that I hope will bring a smile, or tickle your funny bone. WARNING! Contains some adult humor.
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.
This is just a silly little poem inspired by a dream of the wife of a friend of mine.
Writers are always striving to perfect their craft whether they be poets, novelists, technical writers, teachers etc. However, the truth is some of us just can't grasp the basics . This is for you.
This poem is a reworking of one of my earliest children's poems called Betelgeuse previously published in 'Verse for the Young at Heart.' I have added four extra stanzas.
This was my retort to a critical friend over my frustration at writing poetry in rhyme. Constant attempts that fail miserably force me to write this sarcastic explanation of my failure at this wonderful art form.
As the capital city of Scotland Edinburgh has enjoyed many royal visits from its reigning monarch in modern times. But probably none so remarkable than that of the state occasion of the arrival of King George IV to the city in 1822.