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Today we celebrate Limerick Day in honor of  the birthday of writer Edward Lear (1812-1888). Limericks were popularized by Lear in 1846 in his Book of Nonsense.

Celebrate Limerick Day in style by writing a Limerick or two of your own! Other than being  humorous and nonsensical the requirements are they must be five lines long, lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with one another &  lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.

Fun Fact:  Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland!

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A painter, who lived in Great Britain,
Interrupted two girls with their knittin’
He said, with a sigh,
“That park bench–well I
Just painted it, right where you’re sittin.’”

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A silly young man from Clyde
In a funeral procession was spied;
When asked, “Who is dead?”
He giggled and said,
“I don’t know; I just came for the ride.”

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A mouse in her room woke Miss Dowd
She was frightened–it must be allowed.
Soon a happy thought hit her –
To scare off the critter,
She sat up in bed and meowed.

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A canny young fisher named Fisher
Once fished from the edge of a fissure.
A fish with a grin
Pulled the fisherman in —
Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fisher.

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A flea and a fly in a flue,
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, “Let us flee!”
“Let us fly,” said the flea,
And they flew through a flaw in the flue.

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Today we celebrate Limerick Day in honor of  the birthday of writer Edward Lear (1812-1888). Limericks were popularized by Lear in 1846 in his Book of Nonsense.

Celebrate Limerick Day in style by writing a Limerick or two of your own! Other than being  humorous and nonsensical the requirements are they must be five lines long, lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with one another &  lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.

Fun Fact:  Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland!

 ……………………………………………….

A painter, who lived in Great Britain,
Interrupted two girls with their knittin’
He said, with a sigh,
“That park bench–well I
Just painted it, right where you’re sittin.’”

……………………………………………………

A silly young man from Clyde
In a funeral procession was spied;
When asked, “Who is dead?”
He giggled and said,
“I don’t know; I just came for the ride.”

……………………………………………………

A mouse in her room woke Miss Dowd
She was frightened–it must be allowed.
Soon a happy thought hit her –
To scare off the critter,
She sat up in bed and meowed.

……………………………………………………

A canny young fisher named Fisher
Once fished from the edge of a fissure.
A fish with a grin
Pulled the fisherman in —
Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fisher.

……………………………………………………

A flea and a fly in a flue,
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, “Let us flee!”
“Let us fly,” said the flea,
And they flew through a flaw in the flue.

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