Thursday, May 12, 2022

Celebrating National Limerick Day

 When I'm looking for ideas to write about,  I sometimes check out the National Day Calendar.  I always find something interesting there. Yesterday, I found this:

"Observed annually on May 12th, National Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of English artist, illustrator, author, and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888).  Lear is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose, and limericks."

Silly limericks can be fun to read, but I had an idea for a topic with a more somber tone.

The first weekend of May was cold, dark, and rainy.  It was so gloomy outside, our plans had to be cancelled. That led to this poem.


A big thank you to Rose at Imagine the Possibilities for hosting today's Poetry Friday.

Have a great weekend!



26 comments:

  1. Limerick day has rolled by
    Linda knew that, but not I
    Till I dropped by her site
    And read 'bout her plight
    On a day with a grey wintry sky

    We may be separated by distance, but today is cold and miserable where I am, so I could relate to your limerick. Thanks for telling us about this day - I did not know about it.

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    1. I enjoyed your limerick! Thank you for brightening my day!

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  2. Your limerick is a mood we all can relate to, Linda. And the picture pairing is spot on. (window included ;) )

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    1. Thank you, Bridget. Another rainy weekend on the way here. : (

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  3. Bravo! I do love a good limerick. And, this one is so true! Finally, this week we have seen the sun in my neck of the woods and it feels like real spring.

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    1. We had sun this week, but more rain is in store for the weekend. Thank you for stopping by, Linda!

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  4. Love this limerick, Linda! And the picture is a perfect accompaniment.

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  5. Didn't know about National Limerick Day. Love yours -- perfect image to pair with it too. :)

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  6. Thank you, Jama. I didn't know about it either until I read it on the National Day site. : )

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  7. Oh my goodness Linda-- Limericks! I love them a lot. Now, maybe I'll draft one later today... thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I look forward to reading your limerick, Sarah!

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  9. Thanks for the not-funny limerick, and for a great hack when I'm stuck for writing ideas! I bookmarked the calendar!

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  10. I like any limerick that's not about an old man with an [item]! Nice one, Carol.

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  11. Thank you, Heidi. I'm not a fan of "there once was..." limericks. : )

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  12. This is so great. I can relate. I was out in the gloomy, rainy day last weekend too. What a great spin on a limerick!

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  13. Thank you, Marcie. It's raining here right now. Another rainy weekend!

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  14. Dearest Linda -sending you sunshine and temps of 82 today! But you probably want me to stop there; we're due for 90s all next week. I sent a screenshot of the TV 7-day forecast this morning to our kiddos, saying the copywriter seemed challenged at coming up with descriptors. It went like this: heating up; hot & sunny; hot & sunny; even hotter; hot day; still hot .... ;0) There's probably a limerick in there somewhere. Enjoyed yours - thanks!

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    1. Oh, you can send me some sunshine, but please keep the 90s. I don't like the heat. I like sweater weather in the 60s- 70s range. : )

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    2. Ha! We'll try to keep the hot stuff down here....

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  15. Linda, I enjoyed reading your poem. It had a good measure of voice. (I read your blog and wrote this comment but then got sidetracked by my little grandaughters who were with me since last Wednesday. I guess you can understand.) Would you consider offering your image poem for my Poetryliscious Gallery Padlet? Let me know via cvarsalona at gmail. Thanks.

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  16. Carol, thank you for your comment. Sure. I'll send it to you.

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  17. Lovely bittersweet limerick Linda, so mood evoking, and I'm a big fan of Lear such wonderful nonsensical poems and art, thanks!

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  18. Thank you, Michelle.

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