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  • Thu, 12 May 2016 08:00:00    Permalink
    Happy Limerick Day: A Brief History of the Limerick

    On May 12 each year, the international poetry community stops to recognize a quirky, off-kilter poetic form: the limerick. Celebrated on the birthday of English artist, illustrator, and poet Edward Lear (1812-1888), the holiday pays tribute to the five-line, rhyming form and to Lear himself, who helped popularize the form throughout his career.

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