Seems like every occupation has it’s own special jokes, lawyers, doctors, banjo players. Well the Po-Biz is no exception. Here are a few poetry jokes guaranteed to make you a sensation at the next open mic. Some are original. Some are stolen. A couple are even funny. If
you have any po-jokes to share, let me know and I’ll add ‘em to the list.
Question: Why do Cowboys write poetry?
Answer: Because they’re inspired by the moos.
Question: What is the highest honor among Cowboy poets?
Answer: Poet lariat.
Question: Why didn’t the angry farmer divorce his wife when she traded
their prize milking cow for a book of poetry?
Answer: Because he vowed to love her for butter or verse.
Question: How do poets say good bye?
Answer: “I’d like to linger a little longer but it’s getting aliter-ate.”
Question: What did the poet say to Luke Skywalker?
Answer: “Metaphors be with you.”
Question: What is a metaphor?
Answer: For grazin’ yer cattle.
Question: What is a simile?
Answer: It’s like a metaphor.
Question: How do poets say hello?
Answer: Hey, haven’t we metaphor?
Question: Why did the boy poet introduce himself to the girl poet?
Answer: Because he wanted to meter.
Question: How does a poet sneeze?
Question: Why are poets always so poor?
Answer: Because rhyme doesn’t pay.
Question: What do baby poets play with?
Answer: Tanka trucks.
Question: What did William Wordsworth mean by “a spontaneous
overflow of emotion recollected in tranquility”?
Question: Why do poets despise writing commercial jingles?
Answer: Because jingles are ad-verse.
Question: How is a book of poetry like O.J. Simpson’s testimony.
Answer: Nobody buys either one of them.
Question: Where do poems come from?
Question: Why did the traffic cop give the poet a ticket?
Answer: For driving without a poetic license.
Question: Where do poets obtain poetic licenses?
Answer: From the DMV, the Department of Metrical Verse.
Question: When is a carpenter with a 2×4 like a poem?
Answer: When he’s a sawin’ it.
Question: What do you get when you combine Robert Frost and James Bond?
Answer: The Road Not Shaken but Stirred.
Question: What’s big and gray and writes poetry?
Answer: T.S. Elephant.
Question: What’s a Grecian Urn?
Answer: About twenty thousand drachmas a year after taxes.
Question: Why was John Keats always hounded by creditors?
Answer: Because he Ode so much.
A nurse is giving a young medical intern a tour of the hospital.
The intern approaches one bedridden patient and asks, “Why are you here?” The patient replies, “Wee sleket cowerin’ timrous beastie/O, what a panic is in thy breastie.”
The intern moves on to the next bed and asks the same question, “Why are you here?” The patient answers, “O, my luv is like a red, red, rose that’s newly sprung in June.”
The intern moves on to a third bed and asks again, “Why are you here” to which the third patient replies, “The best laid plans of mice and men, may often gang awry.”
At this the intern turns to the nurse and asks, “What ward is this anyway.” And the nurse answers, “It’s the Burns Unit.”