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.
I am a book geek, yes I admit it. I love books. They are entertaining and educational and they are great for keeping papers still on your desk as well as a temporary fix for broken table legs. They don’t require electricity (Unless of course it’s dark out), they don’t require another person (Unless you are reading to them) and they can show us the world, both past and present.
Good writers can take us to places we’ve never been before, bad writers can take us to places we never want to go! (Good writers can take us there as well!) There are novels, poems, comic books, manuals, articles, short stories, the Bible, plays, scripts, even bubble gum wrappers to read.
Kids need to read, adults should read. (Set an example for the kids) Adults reading to kids, kids reading to Seniors. Even dogs like to be read to. And if you have ever red a book that is hard to put down you can feel that sense of accomplishment by finishing a chapter before falling asleep at night.
There are millions of books on every subject you can imagine. They come in every language, even some we have not figured out yet! Even the pictures painted on cave walls tell a story that can be read. In fact, many picture books tell us where we came from and even maybe where we are going.
And now for a shameless plug on my book! (Or rather short story.) It can be read in less than an hour and I believe most would enjoy it. It is available only on e-books, Kindle, Amazon or your favorite e-book provider. It is a Christmas story, just right for the upcoming season and written for all ages. It’s 99 cents (Cheap by any means) and I hope you will give it a read. Thank you in advance.
How to celebrate – Read a book today! Write a book today. Use a book to stand on to reach that shelf you haven’t been able to reach.
Today is one of those days we all fear. When something goes wrong in a poem we hear. Maybe the poets on drugs, or needs a good hug! Or better a kick in the rear!
And this here guy here was a poet. And if you lived back then you’da knowed it. He was hard to understand, but I think it was his plan. So you’d go to his play where he showed it.
And what’s with poems that don’t rhyme? Aren’t they really just paragraphs in a line? But in the end, they really offend, those of us that read them.
So here’s to the people at Wellcat.com for creating this day to keep us all calm. For we’d all have to say that we liked poetry the way, every poet wrote ’em.
How to celebrate – Learn the difference between a poem and a limerick (Obviously I didn’t!) Send your best friend a poem you know is bad and see how they react. Try to name at least five famous poets without cheating!