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Thank you to all our contributors this week. Socks are small but important items of clothing. Shakespeare has Polonius say "apparel oft proclaims the man" in "Hamlet" and Mark Twain took the idea a stage further with "Clothes make a man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." THE LIMERICK CLUB WILL BE TAKING A BREAK IN JULY AND AUGUST. THE NEXT PAGE WILL BE ON 4TH SEPTEMBER. A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to these pages over the months. Enjoy the summer and stay safe.

The suggested first line for 4th September is: "I once met a man on a train" but please adapt these words or use your own first line if you prefer.

The email address is :- [email protected]

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This Week's Contributions


There was a young man in pink socks





		
There was a young man in pink socks
Who declared "Joni Mitchell rocks;
"Her songs are so good
"I'd sing if I could
"And I don't have the looks or the locks."
(TJ)

There was a young man in pink socks
Who was partial to Lidl's dark chocs
He ate them so much
He just couldn't touch
His feet, or put on fresh socks.
(TJ)




There was a young man in pink socks,
Who tried to wrestle and box.
He decided the ring
Just wasn't his thing
So he came out and wore some pink frocks.
(RS)

There was a young man in pink socks
Lead singer for a band that really rocks
Freddie was his name
A fire no one could tame
Our winged messenger dressed in frocks.
(LM)



There was an old woman dressed in pink
Still beautiful to make the boys wink
Miss Piggy had big blue eyes
Always followed by many flies
The mud would stink but she loved her mink.
(LM)

There was a young man in pink socks
Who'd paint his nudes naked, old fox,
But he'd keep his socks on
Because when they were gone
He'd have no brush storage, 'n cold blocks!
(JG)




There was a young man in pink socks
Who liked to get dressed up in frocks
He lived with three bears
And attracted some stares
His nickname was - yes! - Goldilocks.
(AR)

There was an old owl in a tree
Who sat there and said, "Dearie me,
I've no longer the spark
For the night-hunting lark
I'll have to make do with some brie."
(AR)



The suggested first line for 4th September is: "I once met a man on a train" but please adapt these words or use your own first line if you prefer.

Please send contributions to: [email protected]

All the images this week are courtesy of pixabay.com






While the Club takes a break here are some things you may be interested in:-

"Mr Lear  A Life of Art and Nonsense" by Jenny Uglow - beautifully illustrated
biography of Edward Lear, first published 2017.  Not just a writer of nonsense
verse and limericks; he was also a brilliant natural history and landscape 
painter and travel writer.  And he gave Queen Victoria drawing lessons!

https://www.edwardlearsociety.org/		
		
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0376jk5
BBC World Service - Omnibus, Edward Lear
A look at the sad life of writer, poet, illustrator and musician Edward Lear.
He was the 20th child of a London stockbroker and was raised by one of his sisters.
www.bbc.co.uk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00b7bd1
BBC Radio 4 - Great Lives, Series 15, Edward Lear
Series of biographical discussions with Matthew Parris. Nicholas Parsons nominates
artist and writer Edward Lear, now remembered best for The Owl and the Pussycat, 
The Jumblies and other nonsense ...
www.bbc.co.uk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dhrn1
BBC Radio 4 - Word of Mouth, 20/03/2012
Michael Rosen and guests celebrate nonsense at Radio 4's More Than Words Festival.
www.bbc.co.uk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001rzj
BBC Radio 4 - There Was A Young Fellow Named Palin
Michael Palin, Britain’s nicest man, is probably Britain’s busiest man too, 
which might explain why he’s asked James Peak to step in and write him some limericks.
www.bbc.co.uk

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