GREAT POETS WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR

  1. Mark Strand
    It was clear when I left the party / That though I was over eighty I still had / A beautiful body.
  2. Louise Glück
    I said you could snuggle. That doesn’t mean / your cold feet all over my dick.
  3. Philip Larkin
    They fuck you up, your mum and dad. / They may not mean to, but they do. / They fill you with the faults they had / And add some extra, just for you.
  4. John Donne
    Thou call'st me effeminate, for I love women's joys; / I call not thee manly, though thou follow boys.
  5. Frank O'Hara
    oh Lana Turner we love you get up
  6. e.e. cummings
    mmamakmakemakesWwOwoRworLworlD
  7. Dan Chiasson
    he has a lyre too and he likes to throw lyre parties.
  8. Walt Whitman
    Earth! you seem to look for something at my hands, / Say old topknot! what do you want?
  9. James Merrill
    Each thirteenth year he married. When he died/ There were already several chilled wives/ In sable orbit--rings, cars, permanent waves./ We'd felt him warming up for a green bride.
    Suggested by   @zoe