I have previously blogged about the limerick,
But today I decided to do one for My NaNoWriMo challenge and I also thought I would share some excellent examples of this poetic form!
Perhaps the most famous for writing in this style is English writer, poet and illustrator, Edward Lear(1812-1888)
The great American comic poet Ogden Nash (1902-71) born August 19, 1902 in Rye, New York. An ancestor of his, General Francis Nash, gave his name to Nashville, Tennessee. Nash wrote a great number of short poems, he said he actually thought in rhyme:
Spike Milligan(1918-2002) born Terence Alan Milligan, was a British-Irish actor, comedian, writer, musician, poet, and playwright. The son of an Irish father and an English mother, Milligan was born in India, where he spent his childhood, relocating to live and work the majority of his life in the United Kingdom – one of my heroes!
and finally mine: