A bit of silliness today, to ignore the news of the day for discussion tomorrow. Today is Limerick Day, celebrating Edward Lear, who made the short poems widespread. Born on May 12, 1812, he wrote 212 limericks, not all of which follow the strict construction we think of today, but nonetheless helped popularize the short poetry.
To celebrate, I thought I would share a couple.
First a favorite of Lear's."There was an Old Man of Peru,
who watched his wife making a stew;
But once by mistake,
In a stove she did bake,
That unfortunate Man of Peru."