Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Irish poem BJ's referring to is called a limerick. It was highly popularized by artist, illustrator and writer, Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) known for his nonsensical poetry. What its connection to the town of Limerick is not known. I actually did a couple of poems of this sort back in the early 90s when the thought of composing one became an obsession but these samples were lost and methinks so did the ability to do one. But if you do like to read more of these then you can start with this, this, and most especially the one that starts with "There once was a man from Nantucket..."

Click this link in case you didn't know why referred to his other heritage as being Irish.

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