Friday, May 13, 2011

Holiday Hits: Limerick Day

"There was a Young Lady of Ryde..." by Edward Lear
From Wikisource

(This post is a day late because Blogger was down yesterday.)

Did you know that the twelfth day of May
Is officially Limerick Day?
While to some they annoy,
I for one just enjoy
An excuse to keep rhyming away!

I love limericks!  Yesterday was the birthday of Edward Lear, the British writer who popularized these nonsensical poems.  If you are another who loves limericks, check out this site for the complete works of Edward Lear.

"There was a Young Lady of Ryde,
Whose shoe-strings were seldom untied.
She purchased some clogs,
And some small spotted dogs,
And frequently walked about Ryde."

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