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Famous Poems as Limericks

Written by Chris Routledge, 24th July 2007

Boing Boing, the self-styled "directory of wonderful things" posted a link yesterday to a collection of limericks based on famous poems. This kept us entertained for quite a while. Here's my favourite:

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

There was an old father of Dylan
Who was seriously, mortally illin'
"I want," Dylan said
"You to bitch till you're dead.
"I'll be cheesed if you kick it while chillin'."

And here are two we prepared earlier:

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

There was an old man of the sea
Who stopped wedding guest number three
And told him a tale
Of a bird and no gale
That left the poor chap on his knees.

My Last Duchess

The ambassador said "Well, you know,
The Duke has put on quite a show,
But you look at her picture
And suddenly it hits yer:
She's charming, but where did she go?"

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