'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 1 August 2010


There was a young lady named Rose
Who fainted whenever she chose;
She did so one day
While playing croquet,
But was quickly revived with a hose.

From the wonderful and unsettling Edward Gorey


  1. A New Zealand artist called Kath
    Used to sing songs in the bath
    The neighbours complained
    Cos each time it rained
    And puddles appeared on their path

    (This is the non-salacious version)

  2. Lovely limerick YP! Thank you so much for making it acceptable to me. Of course you knew, from past experience, that it simply wouldn't get published if you hadn't, didn't you?

    A verse our YP has sent
    But nobody knows what it meant.
    there's 'Eee by gum it be'
    and 'eh oup', and 'thee',
    all in that fonnee Yorkshire accent.

  3. Whilst you were commenting on my blog
    A limerick on this I was trying
    But I had no success
    And thought even less
    Of my efforts and ended up crying.

  4. Aw. That's actually quite good GB. And you well know it.

    A bewhiskered bi-national up north
    Was bemused by his backing and forth.
    He forgot which nook
    held his special bird book
    but he'll be back in New Zealand henceforth.

  5. A be-whiskered bi-national am I
    According to Katherine De C.
    Whether up north or down south
    If I open my mouth
    I'm ne'er sure of the right countery

    And so to bed.