TfL recently ran a competition asking people to come up with their own poems about tube etiquette. We had a go ourselves, and got a little bit NSFW.
Puns are bad, but poetry is verse.
All your favourite poetry, but with more misandry.
Are you a poet who didn’t even know it?
The tumblr Depressing Fridge Poems proves that there is such a thing as a “pick-me-down.”
Poet Danez Smith’s “Not An Elegy For Mike Brown” and “Alternate Names for Black Boys.” Republished with permission.
As written by John Keats (and as portrayed by Ben Wishaw). Happy 219th birthday, John!
The best blackout poetry… in the world.
Computer or bard? This is quite hard. Via Botpoet.
Kickin’ it like it’s 1595. How many of these Pop Sonnets can you guess?
The Twitter hashtag movement #breakuppoetry parodied classic poems by making them about split relationships. Here are some of the best ones.
From honey bees and marsh flies, to black holes and dark energy.
Please don’t tell me you bought flowers instead of food.
Before you read ‘em all, start with these.
“Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.”
A series of limericks dedicated to those majestic, beautiful creatures who keep you company in your times of drink.
Move over, Shakespeare. These people are true wordsmiths.
We salute you Limerick_larry. Slightly NSFW.
In 1961, the influential poet read her touching and deeply personal poem on the BBC.
One look at this gaggle of faces and you’re guaranteed to melt. GEICO’s customer service is the only thing that can bring you more pure delight.
And is friends with Naomi Campbell?
Furry little needle beasts looking for love, but never getting it!
Think of this like Harry Potter’s Invisibility cloak, but it’s a giant straw visor that instead of making you invisible, makes you visible from space.
Express your rage in three lines and seventeen syllables here.
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It’s National Bad Poetry Day! To celebrate, here’s a collection of “poetry” straight from the most romantic fandom on earth: Twilight.
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The poem is “Litany,” by Billy Collins, who used to be Poet Laureate FYI.
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BuzzFeed’s 10-person poetry staff has narrowed the results of last Friday’s Poetry Battle down to three finalists, but after 72 hours of debate, we’re still unable to choose the clear victor. They’re all so good! So check out these dramatic readings of the three contenders by your host, Jack Shepherd, and weigh in with your own input. It’s a battle: Three poems enter, one poem leave!!!
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Found it! There is also a real live Peggy Ann McKay on Facebook, FYI. (There is a very good chance that I will spend the rest of my afternoon reading Shel Silverstein now.)
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