Happy Limerick Day — May 12th (Acrostic Limerick)
Every year I like to celebrate Limerick Day (May 12) by writing a limerick in honor of Edward Lear, the father of the limerick. (Here are the two limericks I wrote in Lear’s honor last year.)
Since I’ve recently gotten into writing acrostic limericks, I decided to make things about bit harder on myself and write an acrostic limerick to celebrate Limerick Day (and Lear’s birthday.)
Happy Limerick Day (Acrostic Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane
Edward Lear should be honored — hooray!
Lim’rick verses he fathered, some say.
Entertained us with wit—
A nonsensical hit.
Remember his birthday — 12 May.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate National Limerick Day, why not try participating in this week’s Limerick-Off?