Monday, May 12, 2014

The Limerick Day Contest

Happy Limerick Day!

My good friend Ranger the Scottie was good enough to inform me that today is Limerick Day.  I thought that May 12 was an odd time to celebrate limericks and then I learned that Limerick Day was created to celebrate the birthday of Edward Lear.

Edward Lear popularized the limerick poem in his "Book of Nonsense".  It is a collection of limericks published in 1846. 

Since I love writing and reading limericks, I thought it would be fun to host a little Happy Limerick Day Contest.  Everyone is welcome to enter...whether you can write a good limerick or not!  I have a prize for the writer of the limerick that makes me laugh the hardest!

Just post your limerick to your blog and then link your post in the Blog Hop, so I can read them all.  If you visit other limerick posts, you can "like" them by clicking "like" under their post thumbnail in the Hop linky.  You can like as many as you wish.  I am thinking that I will offer an additional prize to the "Fan Favorite".

So...get your rhyming hats on and get posting!  The hop will be open until the end of day on Thursday (May 15) and I will announce the winner(s) on Friday (May 16).

I'll leave you with one of Edward Lear's limericks for inspiration.

Book of Nonsense Limerick 13 by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man of Kilkenny,
Who never had more than a penny;
              He spent all that money,            
   In onions and honey,
That wayward Old Man of Kilkenny.

Poetry Notes:
"Book of Nonsense Limerick 13" by Edward Lear falls into the public domain - the legal and moral space in which intellectual and artistic material is no longer considered privately, but rather collectively owned (lifetime of the artist plus 70 years): a common social resource, free to be reprinted and transmitted without limitation or constraint.  


  1. Dis looks like fun - I gotta get my momma to do dis!

  2. We must get our thinking caps on but nothing will beat the King Of Limericks which is you Oz. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. AnonymousMay 12, 2014

    I tried it, I'm not good to write it as funny as you, but at least it rhymed. Have a great monday!

  4. Oh how fun!!!! I will see if I can come up with something!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  5. We have a limerick up on our post today... WE are NOT good at these at all. BUTT it is Always FUN to take Pawt and to support our furends.

  6. Happy Limerick Day to our favorite poet!

  7. Hi Oz! We got our mom to write us a limerick. It was lots of fun and we hope you like it.

  8. Sounds like fun, and who better to pick a winner than the limerick master himself!

  9. You are just so good at this Oz!

  10. Happy Limerick Day Oz.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  11. AnonymousMay 12, 2014

    I heard on the morning news that today is limerick day, and I thought of you!

  12. Oz oh dear my my mom missed this. She has been dealing with a major PITT (pain in the tush) for over a week. She only sits for a few minutes at a time then when she comes back she forgets where she left of visiting. BUTT (pun intended) she went to the doc Hugs madi your bfff

  13. Hi Y'all!

    I missed it, but I never was much with rhymes and limericks..but high five to you! You shine Oz!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  14. Ding ding ding ding ding your ding is stuck Oz ~ There once was a dog name Oz who got stuck on his Schnapps and played Craps all day till he became The Wizard of Odds and he yaps all day perhaps because he is stuck in a Limerick along the way.
    Bye Bye
    Sweet William The Scot

  15. Fun! Good luck to everyone!

  16. What a funny limerick Oz, Thanks for sharing it!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  17. Oz…. I just joined you blog hop. So sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry dat I'm late and didn't get around to helpin you get da word out… but I got an ouchy and Mom's been distracted.
    Your friend.

  18. Oh we must visit everyone! This sounds like fun
    Mr Bailey,Hazel & Greta

  19. Guess what OZ we finally got you added to our friends list..yay!
    stella rose

  20. I'll have to get my thinking cap on to see what I can come up with

  21. AnonymousMay 13, 2014

    you know I don't write limericks well at all...but I will be reading

  22. We will have to tell our Mama about that. She loves weird holidays! We will try to think of a limerick!

  23. We haz been round and read load'z. They are just brilliant :) xxxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  24. *makes face* Onions and HONEY? Eww.... (MOL!)

  25. Your so handsome! What a cool contest, too bad I don't know how to limerick. Have fun!

  26. Well of course I missed the contest. Sounded fun!


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