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
And this is certain; if so be
You could just now my garden see,
The aspic of my flowers so bright
Would make you shudder with delight.
And if you vos to see my rozziz
As is a boon to all men's nozziz,--
You'd fall upon your back and scream--
'O Lawk! O criky! it's a dream!'