Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January
1888) was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet,
renowned today mainly for his literary nonsense, in poetry and
prose, and especially his limericks . . . read and enjoy (then
go write some poems of your own - remember to send the to us and
we will publish them on this website)
From The Complete Nonsense Book,
edited by Lady Strachey, 1912.
Beneath these high Cathedral stairs
Lie the remains of Susan Pares.
Her name was Wiggs, it was not Pares,
But Pares was put to rhyme with stairs.