Weirdest Poems Ever

And you thought the 18th century was stuffy

Have you ever read any classical or romantic poetry and thought, "What on EARTH were they thinking?" Just because your English teacher loved it doesn't mean that your class poetry assignments were sensible or even sane. Some of them are so rambling and chaotic that they seem to have been crafted in a drunken rage--which, to be fair, some may have been.

Take these weird poems. Browning, Rossetti, Carroll... These are staples among literary voices that are studied in universities across the country. They also wrote some stuff that wouldn't be too far from the speculative fiction that's so beloved today. The next time you diss supernatural romance, remember "Goblin Market."

What is the weirdest classic poem you've ever studied? Share your thoughts about it in the chat!

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