This section is dedicated to the memory of the Edward Lear (I812-1888) who laughed away life’s trials with nonsense verse and limericks.
The great erstwhile litterateur Edward Lear,
Popularised laughter and not a single tear.
He wrote fun rhymes
And drew out his times.
His verses gave joy and brought good cheer.
There was a donkey who loved to bray.
When they asked him why do you bray, pray ?
The mule obstinate
His teeth did grate
And with a vengeance started to bray.
This donkey one day fell in love.
He fell and he fell and how !
The besotted one
Now wanted to run
From this vicious virus of love.
I am Jennet said the dame.
My love for you I will loudly proclaim
from the rooftops.
To hell with the cops !
Said Jennet, eyes with love aflame !
There was a superstitious man from Surrey,
Who was extremely prone to worry.
When he heard a donkey bray,
It rather spoilt his day
And made him quite swallow his fish curry.
There was a donkey who loved Ovid.
His songs warded off the Covid.
Each time he brayed,
The virus prayed —
Stop that noise or I’ll die atrophied.
The donkeys danced on the road braying.
The cows sat chewing, meditating, praying.
The traffic jammed.
The horns rammed.
Corona from the confusion fled fraying.
Index of names:
SB: Santosh Bakaya
MM: Meenakshi Malhotra
MC: Mitali Chakravarty
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