May 12 is Limerick Day

Today is Limerick Day.  It celebrates the birthday of writer Edward Lear (1812 – 1888) and, of course, Limerick poems which were popularized by Lear in his 1846 Book of Nonsense.

Celebrate by writing a Limerick of your own.  Limerick’s are a humorous verse or poem just five lines long.  Lines one, two and five rhyme and lines two and three rhyme.  It’s name comes from the city of Limerick which is the 3rd largest city in Ireland.  A work of caution if your children want to look up Limericks online – they’re often not quite “G” rated.  

So I decided to try my hand at this (first Limerick I’ve written since elementary school) and came up with one of my own and used it as the focus of a whimsical card.  I made this using Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio, but it could easily be made using paper, ink and our All In The Family stamp set.  Post a comment and tell me what you think of my Limerick.  As my mom used to say; “You’re a poet and don’t know it.  But your feet do; their Longfellows!”

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  1. Rosemary Watkins says:

    That is very very cute well done.

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