Today, May 12th is National Limerick Day!!

Today, May 12th is national Limerick day and that means the world gets to celebrate the British born author, poet, artist and illustrator Edward Lear (1812-1888).

Edward Lear (1812-1888)

What most don’t know, Edward was a trendsetter. He made short poems chic. Without him, we would all be reading much longer passages and verses. Don’t know about you, I like a good short limerick or poem especially if it rhymes.


Coined the Father of Limericks, Lear wrote a lot of Nonsense, which by the way is the name of his most famous book.


Sadly, the only limericks that come to mind are not appropriate for mix company though I’d imagine they are popular in pubs and taverns in Limerick Ireland.

In Celebration of Edward Lear …

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.

Share a limerick or make one up. Please keep it PG-13


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