May 12 – National Limerick Day


This day is celebrated in honor of the birth of English writer Edward Lear, who is credited with making the limerick popular. A limerick is a five-line poem in which all lines rhyme.
A limerick poem credited to Edward Lear:

There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a Bee;
When they said, ‘Does it buzz?’
He replied, ‘Yes, it does!’
‘It’s a regular brute of a Bee!’

Lear lived from 1812 until 1888. Read all about his life here and see much of his work here.
In celebration of National Limerick Day, if you leave a comment — make it rhyme.

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