Saturday, July 05, 2008

Some Poet Jokes - Because Poets Are Hysterically Funny - Don't You Think?

Here are a few poetry jokes guaranteed to make you a sensation at the next
open mic. Some are original. All are stolen from Allan Wolf. A couple are even funny.

Po-Joke #10
Question: How does a poet sneeze?
Answer: Haiku!!!

Po-Joke #12
Question: What do baby poets play with?
Answer: Tanka trucks.

Po-Joke #13
Question: What did William Wordsworth mean by “a spontaneous
overflow of emotion recollected in tranquility”?
Answer: Puberty.

Po-Joke #15
Question: How is a book of poetry like O.J. Simpson’s testimony.
Answer: Nobody buys either one of them.

Po-Joke #20
Question: What do you get when you combine Robert Frost and James
Answer: The Road Not Shaken but Stirred.

Po-Joke #24
A nurse is giving a young medical intern a tour of the hospital.

The intern approaches one bedridden patient and asks, “Why are you here?” The
patient replies, “Wee sleket cowerin’ timrous beastie/O, what a panic is in thy breastie.”

The intern moves on to the next bed and asks the same question, “Why are you
here?” The patient answers, “O, my luv is like a red, red, rose that’s newly sprung in June.”

The intern moves on to a third bed and asks again, “Why are you here” to which
the third patient replies, “The best laid plans of mice and men, may often gang awry.”

At this the intern turns to the nurse and asks, “What ward is this anyway.” And
the nurse answers, “It’s the Burns Unit.”


For more poetic humor check out Allan Wolf's poetry site at


Pris said...

I love these!!:-)

Brian Campbell said...

Love these too. And looking at this website, this guy looks really cool. Great ideas for teachers. I'm sure he's a great teacher too.