Limericks - Honoring St. Patrick's Day with White Pelicans and a Rooster
Updated: Oct 3, 2019
Edward Lear is credited with inventing the limerick. He wasn't Irish but from England. For a host of reasons, most completely irrelevant, this quirky, witty and succinct form of poetry is often recognized around St. Patrick's Day. The Irish Times says "Limerick is the only place in Ireland to give its name to a form of poetry."
I chose limericks to honor two avian species I used as subjects this week as my new camera and I got to know one another better. Enjoy. I sure did.
North Florida Winter Visitors
In winter the pelicans so white
Choose Amelia over cold northern nights.
Not fond of things foreign;
They don’t care for humans.
Sensing people said pellies take flight.
I certainly admire the chickens;
Whose rooster kept cornering his pickins.
The old hens were smart;
And none of them tarts.
Shunned rooster his wounds he was lickin.