Couplet Poems for Kids! 

Couplet poems, or couplet poetry are comprised of two rhyming lines of verse. They can be as short as one couplet (two lines), or as long as it takes to tell the poem.

GOOSE AND MOOSE couplet poem by Denise Rodgers on

It's hard to tell just what a goose
will have in common with a moose.
Or better yet, just what three geese
will have in common with three meese.
(Is that the plural for a mouse?
Is grice the plural for three grouse?)
I'll say this once, I'll say this thrice,
the plural for a moose is mice,
or plural for three mice is meeses.
I think that I may fall to pieces.
I feel my dizzy state increase
about the mice, the grice and geese.

Poem and Art by Denise Rodgers
Copyright © Denise Rodgers


GOOSE AND MOOSE is a multi-line couplet poem (12 lines, six couplets). It is a fun play on words. Words are an inexpensive, and extremely fun play thing.

Two-Line Couplet Poetry

SILLY SALLY couplet poem by Denise Rodgers on

When Silly Sally irons her clothes, they come out looking awful.
She did not read the label and her iron was meant to waffle.

Poem and Art by Denise Rodgers
Copyright © Denise Rodgers


You could break up the two lines into four (as it was done in my first poetry book, A LITTLE BIT OF NONSENSE), but in essence, this poem and the next both are two-line couplets. Sudden Baldness, the second example, below,  is on the same page in the Nonsense book.

SUDDEN BALDNESS couplet poem by Denise Rodgers on

"Oh my!" the portly gent called out. "I cannot find my hair.
I washed and put it out to dry, and now it isn't there!"

Poem and Art by Denise Rodgers
Copyright © Denise Rodgers


Multiple-Line Couplet Poems

My personal classic, Slicing Salami, in on page eight of A LITTLE BIT OF NONSENSE. It's my personal classic because it was first published in The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury, Random House, BEFORE it was published in my own book. Quite an honor!

SLICING SALAMI couplet poem by Denise Rodgers on

The strangest strange stranger I've me in my life
was the man who made use of his nose as a knife.
He's slice up salami, tomatoes and cheese
at the tip of his nose with phenomenal ease.

He'd buy food in bulk at incredible prices
and then use his nose to reduce it to slices.
His wife ran away and I know that he'll miss her.
The woman was frightened that one day he'd kiss her!

Poem and Art by Denise Rodgers
Copyright © Denise Rodgers


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