County Limerick, Ireland is one of the most picturesque places I have ever visited. Celebrating 10-years of marriage, my husband and I saved Adare Manor for our last night in Ireland. It was green with a knot garden adorning its view and a river dividing the once grand home and the professional golf course. It was truly a pampered stay. Remembering County Limerick makes me proud to share my Irish experience and heritage with my class on this day, St. Patrick’s Day.
While not descriptive and picture-painting, limerick poems hold their own special, lyrical magic. Here are some of today’s creations. In the spirit of true Gaelic craic (sounds like crack– Irish word that means to converse), share your own in the comments section below.
There once was a frog from China.
All the while he hoped to eat at a diner.
So he drove to the cove
Where he burned himself on a stove,
That crispy frog from China.
I once met a monkey from Kentucky.
Everyday she was unlucky.
But whenever she would dance,
She would magically appear in France.
That unlucky, little monkey from Kentucky.
There once was a penguin from New Zea-land
All the while he hoped to play tuba in a band.
He practiced all day
To stay awake he drank latte.
That hyper-piper penguin from New Zea-land!
I once met a chihuahua from Alaska
Everyday he dreamt of Nebraska.
But whenever he slept,
The truth made him sad and he wept.
That weepy chihuahua from Alaska.
There once was a nerd from Wal-mart
All the while he hoped to be smart.
So he went to college
And gotted more “nowledge.”
That “no”-it-all nerd from Wal-Mart.
Which class limerick do you like the best?