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Poetry page - limericks

Members of an adults' class on Thursdays have been learning how to write limericks.
Two poets have agreed to publish! Here are the results:

illustration by Jacky

A flower in a pot by Gina
(illustration by Jacky)

A poor little flower in a pot
Was dreaming of its lot
But winter is at hand
Bringing frost to the land
Poor little flower turned to rot






The blue bird by Cathy (with illustrations by two five-year-old children)

pictures drawn and painted by two 5-year-old childrenpictures drawn and painted by two 5-year-old childrenThere was a blue bird with a wish,
Who dreamt he could play with a fish.
Have you ever seen
This amazing team,
A blue bird with a flying-fish?



vocabulary (in English, en français)
lot = destiny frost = ice which is deposited from
the air, on surfaces such as plants
rot = decomposition
amazing = astonishing to dream = rêver to rot = to decompose

A limerick is a poem with a single verse, with a particular metre and rhymes (see below), and often with amusing content Limericks were popularised in the 19th Century by Edward Lear in his first Book of Nonsense and another work. Lear wrote 212 limericks, mostly nonsense verse. It was customary at the time for limericks to accompany an absurd illustration of the same subject
di DAA di di DAA di di DA
di DAA di di DAA di di DA
di DAA di di DAA
di di DAA di di DA
di di DAA di di DAA di di DAA
>> for more information, see wikipedia (click)
the first second and fifth lines usually rhyme, as do the third and fourth lines.  
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