Happy National Limerick Day!

LimerickHappy National Limerick Day!

Enjoy these limericks to add a bit of levity to your Friday!

There was a Young Lady of Ryde,
Whose shoe-strings were seldom untied.
She purchased some clogs,
And some small spotted dogs,
And frequently walked about Ryde.

Edward Lear


From The Book of Nonsense
Courtesy of Tales of Curiosity

A bespectacled artist called Lear 
First perfected this smile in a sneer. 
He was clever and witty; 
He gave life to this ditty – 
That original author called Lear.

Erica Jong


Courtesy of Holy Kaw!

T.S. Eliot is quite at a loss
When clubwomen bustle across
At literary teas
Crying, “What, if you please,
Did you mean by The Mill On the Floss?”

W. H. Auden

The marriage of poor Kim Kardashian
Was krushed like a kar in a krashian.
Her Kris kried, “Not fair!
Why kan’t I keep my share?” 
But Kardashian fell klean outa fashian.

Salman Rushdie


Courtesy of Bizarro!

How awkward when playing with glue 
To suddenly find out that you 
Have stuck nice and tight 
Your left hand to your right 
In a permanent how-do-you-do!

Constance Levy

There was a young lady named Bright,
Whose speed was far faster than light;
She started one day
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.

Arthur Henry Reginald Buller


Courtesy of The World as Computation

There was a young lady of station 
“I love man” was her sole exclamation 
But when men cried, “You flatter” 
She replied, “Oh! no matter 
Isle of Man is the true explanation” 

Lewis Carroll


Courtesy of Sheldon Comic Strip

A canner exceedingly canny
One morning remarked to his granny: 
“A canner can can 
Any thing that he can
But a canner can’t can a can, can he?”

Carolyn Wells

There was a small boy of Quebec
Who was buried in snow to his neck
When they said, “Are you friz?”
He replied, “Yes, I is —
But we don’t call this cold in Quebec” 

Rudyard Kipling 

I hope you found a limerick or two here to make you smile as you enjoy your Friday!


Courtesy of Literary Junkie Illustrations

About Katherine Akey

Katherine is a copywriter and an all-around bookworm who enjoys reading classics, literary fiction, and just about anything that crosses her desk.

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