12th May…

Ah I really enjoy this poem

the procrastination project

…is National Limerick Day. Whoop! Who knew? Ha. Most probably the most useless information of the day.

Limericks were popularised by Edward Lear in his “Book of Nonsense” in 1846.  In truth, they irritate me – so instead, I give you another of his poems, my childhood favourite, The Owl and the Pussy Cat. I commissioned the illustration from Kitty age 7. I’d have liked Mack to have read this at our wedding but things were troubled then and I didn’t know if she’d be there. So this is for her, her dad and my own kids, in honour of Mr Lear.

If you fancy joining in, let me know your favourite poem.

Happy National Limerick Day.

The Owl and the Pussy cat went to sea
   In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
   Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,

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