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 give joy and bring 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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