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20th May 

This week's verse by Edward Lear is a classic example of a limerick, humourous five-line poems with a strict rhyme scheme and a tendency to lean toward the absurd or the rude. This poem is taken from the collection A Poem for Every Spring Day.


There was a Young Lady whose Chin


There was a Young Lady whose chin

Resembled the point of a pin;

So she had it made sharp,

And purchased a harp,

And played several tunes with her chin.


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