I Blame Edward Lear!

I Blame Edward Lear! (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A woman who loves to write verse
Has bits of it stuffed in her purse.
She frets about rhyme
Nearly all of the time.
She’s addicted, for better or worse.

Happy Birthday, Edward Lear! And Happy Limerick Day, May 12th!

You can find more National Limerick Day celebration limericks here and here.

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11 Responses to “I Blame Edward Lear!”

  1. hansi says:

    A woman who loved to write verse
    Had a limerick blog she loved to nurse
    She didn’t make a dime
    With all those fancy rhymes
    But left us with thoughts often perverse.

  2. Poetjanstie says:

    I note that Google did not demonstrate their recognition of our Edward, in the time-honoured way yesterday…

  3. Poetjanstie says:

    A man who loved to write verse
    was a neologist and notably terse
    to demonstrate that
    an owl and a cat
    did some things that were rather perverse!

  4. Poetjanstie says:

    This is not a limerick off, I know, but Hansi started it…!

  5. madkane says:

    Fun limericks, Hansi and Poetjanstie!

    Poetjanstie, while this isn’t a formal Limerick-Off, you’re always welcome to turn my limericks into informal limerick-offs.

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    Cute one… I love Edward Lear!

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks, Laurie!

  8. Anjie says:

    I LOVE it — great rhyming verse, purse & worse. Cool site!

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Anjie!

  10. Has bits of it stuffed in her purse…LOL!!!!

    A woman who loved to write verse
    Could shift herself out of reverse
    By writing with these
    Most beautiful keys
    A limerick with which to converse

  11. madkane says:

    Fun one, Jeanne! Thanks for joining in!