This post was originally for the 12th, but Blogger had some problems and lost it. I explained this on the post for May 13th. Just today, I found the draft had been placed back in my post list, so here is the original.
Today is Limerick Day! Edward Lear, the writer who made limericks a cool thing to write, was born today in 1812. Today celebrates his contributions to writing, namely his book Book of Nonsense, since that was the title that popularized the limerick. A limerick is a five-line poem with a rhyming scheme of AABBA. That means that the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, while the third and fourth rhyme with themselves. I wrote a limerick back in my high school days that I am still quite proud of.
"I once was the world's greatest poet,
Though many of you didn't know it.
But I've hit my head
On the edge of my bed,
And now I can no longer rhyme."
Classic me. So spend today coming up with your own limerick, or find some good limericks to read. If you want to really celebrate hardcore, try only speaking in limericks.
Thanks for reading!