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Limerick Day Rocks!

Though not as well known as say, the Fourth of July, Limerick Day deserves all the fanfare it can muster. Say it with me: “Woo hoo for Edward Lear! Woo hoo for limericks!” (Edward Lear popularized limericks in his 1846 “Book of Nonsense.” He is the author of the famous poem, “The Owl and the Pussycat.”)

There. Now didn’t that feel good?

You’ll feel even better if you create and post in the comments section below your own limerick for all the world to see. Family-friendly, please. I’ll go first.

Way back when was an Englishman, Lear

Who had such a terrific career

Making rhyme after rhyme

Some absurd, some sublime

That we celebrate him over here

Now you, please. And happy Children’s Book Week!

5 Responses to “Limerick Day Rocks!”

  1. Lori Degman says:

    Hey Jody,
    Great minds think alike 🙂 I'm too lazy to write another limerick (pretty pathetic, huh?) so I"m going to copy and paste the one I wrote for my blog. If I get a burst of energy later, maybe I'll write another one.

    There once was a picture book writer,
    Who’d edit to make her work tighter,
    She polished each line,
    To make every word shine,
    A contract would surely delight her.

  2. Deb says:

    Happy Children's Book Week back your way! And…NooOOO, I missed limerick day? LOVED yours and Lori's, lol!

  3. Deb says:

    And…WoooHOO Edward Lear indeed….

  4. jodyjs says:

    Thanks, Deb! I'll try to give you a heads up next year.:)

  5. jodyjs says:

    Anybody with more hair on his chin than on his head? Now that's my kinda writer. And the glasses! Um-umm.

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