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Another comic verse is the famous, limerick, usually humorous and frequently rude, they follow a pattern, the first, second and fifth lines have the same rhythm and rhyme: AABBA

The origin of the word ‘limerick’ is thought to be after the City or County of Limerick in Ireland in the early 1800’s, the form was popularised by Edward Lear later that century, he wrote over 200 limericks although he did not use this term, rather he referred to it as nonsense poetry (as discussed yesterday).

here is one of them:

and here is one from me:


Published by poetisatinta

I was born and live in rural North Wales (UK) and found poetry again after a lifetime, so grateful I did :)

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