L is for Limerick
A short, humorous, sometimes ribald, nonsense poem
consisting of five lines
with an anapestic metre AABBA
popularized by Edward Lear in his 'Book of Nonsense'
and taken up by all sorts and conditions of men (and women)
some entertaining, and some really just awful!!!
Here are some good ones by Ogden Nash
An elderly bride of Port Jervis
Was quite understandably nervis,
Since her apple-cheeked groom,
With three wives in the tomb,
Kept insuring her during the Service.
There was a young lady of Guam
Who peddled her charms, charm by charm,
Inspired, I suppose,
By the classical prose
Of W. Somerset Maugham.
A lady from near Rising Sun,
She flattened her boy friend in fun,
Saying, Don't worry kid,
That's for nothing you did,
It's for something I dreamt that you done.
There are others which are really much too risqué to be included in a fine Meme like
created by Mrs. Nesbitt and Loyally maintained by Roger Green and all the lads and lasses who
visit the participants.
Leap over to the loverly site to see what other Ls are lying in wait for you.