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May 12th: National Limerick Day. Care to Write One?
Writer Edward Lear would celebrate his birthday today, May 12th, if he were still alive. Unfortunately, he died in 1888 at the age of 76. He was the gentleman responsible for the popularity of the limerick in a book he published in 1846 called, "Book of Nonsense".
Definition of limericks: a humorous verse or poem that is five lines long. The first two lines rhyme along with the fifth line and the third and fourth lines rhyme. Wow, much trickier than I would have thought!
Take some time and help celebrate Lear's birthday with some fun filled limericks. Go ahead, make me laugh!
btw, did you know Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland? Those Irish have a keen sense of humor!