My family twists words as a matter of course. For example, my cousin may say “I was dilated”, instead of “I was delighted”. When my sisters’ kids were hungry she would say “Are you having a Big Mac Attack?” So of course, nonsense rhymes dilate us. I have chosen poems I read as a child, but I am on the lookout for new poets whose nonsense poems rock my boat. If you know any, please write to me firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to laugh out loud and share your joy.
When You Say That, Smile! Or All Right Then, Don’t Smile by Ogden Nash
The Four Friends by A.A. Milne
The Vulture by Hilaire Belloc
The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
It Makes a Change by Mervyn Peake
The Camel by Mervyn Peake