Are you dumbfounded by Dickinson? Frazzled by Frost? Or perplexed by Poe? Then you should read the witty, light-hearted poetry book “I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups” by Chris Harris. In his new book, Harris constantly changes the rhythm of his poetry and often throws rhymes out the window.
Most of his poems involve some type of humor, such as my personal favorite, “The Unipede”, which is about a centipede with only one leg.Some of his poems are very inventive, such as “The Infinity Poem”, which is typed in a circle on the page and could indeed go on forever. As a whole, the book plods along at a relaxed pace and is worth rereading.
Even those who aren’t a fan of poetry will enjoy it. A definite plus to the book are its whimsical illustrations by Lane Smith. They are reminiscent of Richard Thompson’s work and add character to the book. “I’m Just No Good at Rhyming” is worth adding to your shelf.