• Aparna Bandyopadhyay

A bundle of limericks

By Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds


1. Tim and Lin went scavenging at the garbage dump,

Today's foraging got them a breakfast slice and a meaty lump.

They jumped with zest, so joyfully.

The old man raised his stick angrily,

As, he was the unchallenged master of the garbage dump!


2. Pari looked out of the window at the tall tree,

It had so many stories to tell and she felt so free.

Of fairies and gnomes in the dark,

Tales of flying nymphs in the park,

And then she woke up and saw the tall tree!


3. A creak and a crack as the shell broke,

Out came the chicken from the golden yoke.

She hopped and she jumped,

And then she was stumped,

By the neighborhood cat, in a masterstroke!


4. The man was fishing on the lake's shore,

The big fish startled him as never before,

His hook and line were dragged asunder,

His angry bellow was like thunder.

The man was thundering on the lake's shore!



Limericks are five line humourous poetry making good writing for children's books. Edward Lear, a famous British poet was considered the Father of Limerick.


(Featured Image by Prawny from Pixabay)

Edward Lear Sketch Vintage - Free vector graphic on Pixabay


About the Author

Ms. Aparna Bandyopadhyay

Aparna has been a physics teacher in various Air Force Stations and Private schools in civilian areas, whenever stationed at a place. She has written articles and poems in Air Force magazines and regional publications.


She is now focusing on methods to make the environment green and safe. Her motto is to keep learning from young and old alike, there being no end date to learning.