Light Verse

A Poetry Term

Definition of a Light Verse Poem

A light verse poem is a type of poem that is written to entertain and amuse, in this type of poem nonsense and wordplay are often used.

The Guppy By Ogden Nash

Whales have calves,
Cats have kittens,
Bears have cubs,
Bats have bittens,
Swans have cygnets,
Seals have puppies,
But guppies just have little guppies.