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LIMERICK, ANYONE?

Updated: Apr 28, 2023


While the origin of the limerick is something of a mystery (it shares its name with the city and county of Limerick in western Ireland, and has possible roots in Gaelic folk music), the popularity of its current form is better understood.


Edward Lear (1812-1888), English artist, musician, author, is famously known for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form he popularized. One of his most famous -

There was an Old Man with a beard

Who said, "It is just as I feared!

Two Owls and a Hen,

Four Larks and a Wren

Have all built their nests in my beard!


Other famous authors have also done well penning a limerick - just a few



So, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, try your hand at a limerick, post it on the Forum, we'd love to see it!

There once was a writer from _____________









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Jean Peel
Jean Peel
Apr 30, 2023

Took me all of five minutes so it's really awful -


There once was a writer from Oz

Who wouldn’t take up any cause

She thought it unfair

So, without a care

She remained a glutton for punishment.

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thenewjent3
thenewjent3
Mar 17, 2023

Very Nice. Happy St Patrick's Day.

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