There are so many wonderful poems to choose from it is
difficult to know where to make a start! We have
therefore devised a Top 20 List of our favourite poems.
It was an extremely difficult task and obviously our
choice, in the end, was based on personal preferences!
We hope that the list will provide our readers with as
much pleasure that these famous verses have given to us.
A good knowledge of these famous verses will provide all
students and children with a good grounding of the
subject. Each poet has a different style of writing
making expert use of the English language. We have been
asked on many occasions which is our favourite poem.
Impossible! Writing styles, subject matter and even
childhood memories influence choices, so we gave up and
endeavoured to, at least, compile a list of our top
twenty famous and favourite poems! The first line of the
famous verse has been included to jog the memory! Please
refer to the Index for the Top 20 list! We can, however
give examples of some amusing verses from a selection of the most
popular funny poems. We just had to start with " Daddy Fell into
the pond!", the famous Funny Poem by Alfred Noyes,
purely because its very title makes us laugh!
Poem by Alfred Noyes
grumbled. The sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
And then there seemed to be nothing beyond,
Daddy fell into the pond!
And everyone's face grew merry and bright,
And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
"Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
He's crawling out of the duckweed!" Click!
Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
And doubled up, shaking silently,
And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft,
And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.
Oh, there wasn't a thing that didn't respond
Daddy Fell into the pond!
BIRTHDAY MARCH 13
Famous Funny Poem by Jonathan Swift
day is thirty-four,
(We shan't dispute a year or more:)
However, Stella, be not troubled,
Although thy size and years are doubled,
Since first I saw thee at sixteen,
The brightest virgin on the green;
So little is thy form declin'd;
Made up so largely in thy mind.
Oh, would it please the gods to split
Thy beauty, size, and years, and wit;
No age could furnish out a pair
Of nymphs so graceful, wise, and fair;
With half the lustre of your eyes,
With half your wit, your years, and size.
And then, before it grew too late,
How should I beg of gentle Fate,
(That either nymph might have her swain,)
To split my worship too in twain
The Funny Poetry listed on this page details the
full titles of the Funny Poems and their poets.
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access to the lyrics / words of the funny poetry.
The list is clearly not exhaustive but it is
believed that a good cross section of popular
Funny Poetry and their poets have been included.
Funny poems are one of the most popular types of
poetry, providing great pleasure to many people.
Poetry with the powerful theme of Fun often
touches the emotions of the readers, and people
are able to personally relate to many of the words
and lyrics of such poetry. 'Poetry Online' is
solely for educational purposes and any
reproduction of the funny poetry contained on this
web site is not to be "used for any purpose other
than private study, scholarship, or research.".