So I was thinking about the funniest poems and then I searched for “funniest poems” and some of the ones I found really weren’t funny.
I didn’t include them here. Some of them were quite good, but not funny. Not here either.
I got most of these from poets.org because you know I only want to give you the best and I only go after the best, so these are the best (as decided by poets.org). But also, I got these from other places too.
*BUT* some of them were funny and good and those are the ones you’ll see linked below.
NOTE: I can’t reproduce the poems here even though they would be quite easy to copy and paste. I’m not going to do that. I’ll link to the poems and then you can check them out for yourself. I may add some interesting, wry commentary about the poems, however, to make these descriptions more interesting for you without actually listing the poem. Sound good?
This poem is sad and funny. Like a double whammy. It’s about a person whose ____ has died and then mentions that he’s going to marry ______ but has a question about that? Hence the title. Good stuff.
This one I like because it’s bleak and kinda devastating about everyday realities, so I don’t know if “funniest” really qualifies here. Humorous? Yes. Chuckle, chuckle ha ha? Maybe. Just read it and decide, it’s really short.
Okay, Roald here is trying to understand the effect of television and its ROTTING effects and I basically agree with him, as this was written around the time when we as a society that is, were trying to grasp with what television is and was doing, and that’s why the title is short I suppose. But it’s like someone today writing a poem called “Internet” which I’m sure someone did in 1996; but now–much like television–there’s so much more to it.
Elizabeth Bishop is a well-known poet and this one is about hats and different people wearing the hats, I didn’t get it really, but I didn’t read it very carefully, which maybe I should have.
You’re not going to believe this, but this isn’t really about exercise at all, in fact exercise is very difficult and it’s about his horse getting exercise! See look:
So for exercise I choose horseback riding.
It’s fun and easier than it sounds.
It’s a very effective form of dieting
‘Cause my horse lost forty pounds.
Another one from Roald Dahl and this one has a twist that you won’t expect except now you will because I just told you about the twist to expect.
Those were great, check them all out, I’ll keep adding some so we can all keep laughing together.