Observed on May 12, National Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of English poet Edward Lear, known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose and limericks.
Did you know that this poetry style’s name comes from being first observed in city of Limerick, Ireland?
A limerick is a very short, humorous, nonsense poem. Within a limerick, there are five lines. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line and the third and fourth line rhyme together (AABBA rhyming scheme).
Limericks must be of your own creation and all normal HOL rules apply.
For Quidditch Tarma has a knack,
beware of her bludger at your back.
Distract her with coffee,
or a blueberry toffee,
so you have a chance for Quaffle attack.
For 15 Hoots and 15 beans, post your limerick as a reply to this thread by May 31st 11:59 PM HOL time at the latest.
Thank you Dario!