Not only is April Poetry Month, it's also National Humor Month
Also known as light verse, humorous poetry has long been a practiced form. From cowboys to columnists, from Chaucer to Silverstein, humorous poetry has plenty to offer. Here is a small list of collections of humourous poetry.
- The Oxford Book of Comic Verse
- Fireside Book of Humorous Poetry
- I'm Too Young to be Seventy: And Other Delusions by Judith Viorst
- Under water with Ogden Nash
- Comic Poems
And as a small aperitif:
Always Marry an April Girl by Odgen Nash
Praise the spells and bless the charms,/
I found April in my arms./
April golden, April cloudy,/
Gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy;/
April soft in flowered languor,/
April cold with sudden anger,/
Ever changing, ever true —/
I love April, I love you.
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