|Edward Lear 1812 - 1888|
If you take to nonsense verse, there are a number of contemporary writers of nonsense poems to latch onto, of whom our own Max Scratchmann is one of the very best. You'll find his collection of Nonsense Poems for Children is an ever growing treasure trove of weird and the wonderful poems.
Why not celebrate Lear's birthday by having a go a writing your own nonsense poems. It's not as easy as you'd think!