Tag: Nonsense Verse


The Best Lewis Carroll Poems

Five of the best pieces of Carrollian nonsense selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Lewis Carroll (1832-98) is probably best-remembered for his two novels for children, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The latter of these two books contained the classic nonsense poem, ‘Jabberwocky’, and Carroll’s poetry can easily […]


The Children of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Edward Lear’s sequel to his classic nonsense love poem Did you know that Edward Lear wrote a sequel to ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’? ‘The Children of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat’ first appeared in Angus Davidson’s Edward Lear: Landscape Painter and Nonsense Poet in 1938. It makes it clear that the cat […]