National Limerick Day

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National Limerick Day
United Kingdom
National Limerick Day

May 12th marks National Limerick Day, a celebration dedicated to honoring the individual who popularized these short poems—Edward Lear. An English poet recognized for his nonsensical style, Lear often crafted verses with invented words, weaving tales of "Quangle-Wangles" and "runcible spoons." Despite the typical rhyming rules of limericks, Lear's 212 creations often deviated in length, featuring three or four lines to accommodate his whimsical illustrations and drawings.