There was an old man…

Happy Limerick Day!

We celebrate Limerick Day every May 12th in honor of Edward Lear, the English writer who is credited with making the art form popular.

In other words, for making every Tom, Dick and Harry think they can write poetry — way to go, Eddie!

In honor of the big day, I wrote a rather lame limerick myself:

My plane from Dallas was late
Yesterday would be the date
So today I am groggy
My head coarse and foggy
And my blog?  Well…it’s not so great.

See?  This is the type of ‘poetry’ that Edward unleashed on the world.  Of course, his wasn’t that great either.  Take a read:

There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a Bee;
When they said, ‘Does it buzz?’
He replied, ‘Yes, it does!’
‘It’s a regular brute of a Bee!’

I mean, come on — he used ‘bee’ twice in the rhyme scheme.


4 responses to “There was an old man…

  1. Oh, I thought your post was great kid
    Not a better limerick I bid
    So I consider it a delight
    To be here on your site
    To read yours instead, and I did.

    Sorry, I had to go there! Ha..ha..

  2. Sorry, my comment doesn’t rhyme. It just reminded me of something. My uncle used to write the best limericks though, like many limericks, they weren’t always G-Rated. When he died, his obituary included a limerick written about him. There was no memorial service; just a dinner held in his honor at Maggiano’s. After dinner, we were all asked to reach under our chairs and pull off a folded piece of paper taped beneath. Each one contained one of my uncle’s limericks. We went around the room, taking turns reading his ditties. What a wonderful way to be memorialized. All of a sudden I have this urge to go to Nantucket…

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