Day 10 of Poetry Month
You've no doubt read The Owl and the Pussycat and you've likely read The Jumblies as well, but have you jumped whole-heartedly into Edward Lear's nonsense verse? In the mid-19th Century, he popularized the limerick and combined verse with cartoonish art in a way that still makes me swoon. The best way to read the poems is in the context of Lear's own art (click images to enlarge):
from A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear. originally published in 1846.
Note: A Book of Nonsense was first published in 1846 but exists in multiple editions and reprints. Most libraries should have at least one version of it. I am currently looking at a 1981 facsimile reprint of the Frederick Warne edition that's held by the Osborne Collection. I also have a selected edition in front of me that was published by J. M. Dent and Sons in 1980.
(Note: when quoting poems online, always include a full citation for the collection from which the poem originated. If the poem is not in the public domain (i.e. is still in copyright) abide by the principle of Fair Dealing in your use of the work.)