May 12th Limerick Day

We celebrate the Limerick today, basically created by Edward Lear who lived from 1812 to 1888, his book of “Nonsense” created in 1846 filled with Limericks from Limerick, Ireland. A Limerick is 5 lines long with the 1st, 2nd and 5th lines in rhyme along with the 3rd and 4th. Normally they are humorous, though they don’t have to be, and have some sort of message we should all learn.

How to celebrate – Read Edward Lear’s “Nonsense”. Visit Limerick, Ireland. Write your own limericks.


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