National Limerick Day 2016
Today is the National Limerick Poetry Day, according to the internet, it is celebrated annually on May 12. Silly me, had no idea that a day was dedicated to limerick poetry, in spite of managing a weekly limerick poetry challenge! Yea, yea go ahead, shake your head and tsk tsk at me! *cringes in anticipation of the number of tsk tsks!*
The National Limericks Poetry Day, it seems, is celebrated in honor of the English author and poet Edward Lear (yes, I Googled that!). Lear is mostly known for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose and limericks. He popularized limerick poems in his book “Book of Nonsense” in 1846.
I know you are all experts here, but for those of you who do not know:
“A limerick is a very short, humorous, nonsense poem. Within a limerick, there are five lines. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line and the third and fourth line rhyme together.”
Being a huge fan of limericks, I thought it only fair to share a limerick to celebrate this wonderful day and I invite you to join me in this celebration.
You can also celebrate by writing a few lines of a limerick poem. If you are looking for some inspiration or a prompt click on this link to take you to the page that has the prompts from the weekly limerick challenges. That should of some help.
Not interested in writing a limerick? Then, simply write a few lines about this day and share it on social media with #NationalLimerickDay , I found this one from the Met Office too good to not share!
It’s #NationalLimerickDay! We couldn’t resist a weather themed one...⛅️☀🌧❄️ pic.twitter.com/4xqBgT7o2y— Met Office (@metoffice) May 12, 2016
Here’s the one I conjured combining my love for Limericks and Cinderella stories 😀
Once upon a time there was a girl
With a bright smile she wore a heart of pearl
Enclosed she was in a thrall
From going to the ball
When the Magic Fairy appeared ‘Ella got her swirl!
Happy National Limerick Day, everyone!
Sri Sudha K
On this special day, When its our turn,
Without taking part,How can just run??
Its fun to ink,
And post link,
As a loving member, here I share the fun…..
Oh I love this Sudha! You should post this on your website too! <3
Sri Sudha K
Dr Meg Sorick
Yes! Lovely limerick, my friend! 😀
Why, thank you, my friend! 🙂
It’s a lovely limerick dear.
Thank you, Maasi 🙂
Happy Limerick Day
Happy Limerick Day dear Rashmi.
I hope to see a limerick from you soon Maasi 🙂
I too dear but it’s very hard work for me. eats up most of my time. You all write so smoothly.
I think your limericks are wonderful, you shouldn’t give up on them! 🙂
I try dear but I get stuck up with so many rules. Free verses are fine with me. Thanks for encouraging me so much. Love and hugs.:)
Love and hugs to you too! 🙂
Hi Rashmi, here is my limerick for National Limerick Day.
That is a lovely limerick, Ranu!
Happy Limerick Day!
Thank you so much.
What a gorgeous limerick Rashmi. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
Thank you, Miriam! 🙂
I know it’s already tomorrow where you are, but it’s still May 12 where I am. 🙂
Here’s my limerick for the day:
It’s still May 12 where I am, only 10.20 pm here so you are well in time for this limerick! 😀
Phew…I made it! 🙂
For some reason, I thought you were several hours ahead of me.
Oh I’m in the EST time zone… 🙂
Now I know 😀
You did! 😀
Such a lovely Limerick Rashmi 😀
Thank you Srivi 🙂
Lovely limerick, and I missed the day totally!