What a great book!
The twelfth of May is Limerick Day, a “real holiday” (because the interweb says so!). The day honours the famed English author and illustrator Edward Lear, who popularised limericks in his opus magnum ABook of Nonsense (1846). Lear’s most recognised literary work is the nonsensical poem The Owl and the Pussycat. [Listen to it on Storynory.]
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced in the light of the moon,
They danced in the light of the moon.
*Sigh…* If that’s an example of what limerick writing can do for one’s lyricism, I say let’s write more limericks. Lear’s delightful turns of phrase birthed his own brand of neologisms. Runcible, for…
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