About National Limerick Day
A Limerick’s easy to write
Five lines with a humorous bite
And the first one must rhyme
with the last two each time
While the middle two paired make it right.
National Limerick Day celebrates the artist, illustrator, author, and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888) who was known for short, five line poems that often used made up words or limericks. Will you try to write one?