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Limerick (on St. Patrick's Day)

There once was a poet from Eire

Who wrote phrases like “widening gyre”

Till he got very old

And his verse could unfold

And his heart lying down flew much higher.

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Rosy Cole
Looking forward to that chapbook of limericks...! :-)
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 18:48
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My wit is short, ye may wel understonde

There once was a poet named Chaucer

Who would only drink tea from a saucer.

When asked why, he said,

With an accent well-bred,

to a Chaucer, the saucer is law, sir

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Stephen Evans
Or possibly more appropriately: Whilom was a poete highte Chaucer Who wold ne drinke ale save from a saucer. When axed why, he s... Read More
Sunday, 01 February 2015 04:23
Rosy Cole
Okay, permission to give up the day job at last!!! ... Read More
Sunday, 01 February 2015 12:36
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