Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Challenge me!

May 12th is National Limerick Day held in commemoration of poet, artist and composer Edward Lear (May 12th 1812 - January 29th 1888). It is also in commemoration of his Book of Nonsense, first published in 1846, which contains fantastic limerick poems. (When I was about twelve, I asked for a copy of the book for my birthday, instead I got a birthday book with his limericks!)
In a blatant attempt to increase followers/ subscribers to my blog, and following the adage that you don't get something for nothing, I'm proposing you challenge me! Yes, you heard me.
Challenge me! 
Subscribe to/follow my blog, post a key word (often but not always a place name), in the comments below any time during May 12th and I will (attempt to) write a limerick in return. Those of you who know me from the (recently fallen) Steampunk Empire know that I've got a bit of a knack at this (even if I do say so myself). The publishable limericks from a similar challenge carried out there and a few more besides are free to read on my Wattpad account under the title "There was a Wild Woman Who".

NOTE: This challenge is only for all people who post their word on May 12th, 2017 and are subscribed to/following N.O.A. Rawle: Through the Eyes of a Stranger. All limericks remain the copyright of the author. Please don't expect immediate returns on your prompt word; I'm a working mum after all, and it is a pretty hectic period for me right now too, but I'm also known for writing into the wee hours of the morn, so check back frequently throughout May 12th and that goes for any time zone!


  1. "Shenanigans" ha ha ha ha ha (Vincent Price voice) Ha ha hah !! Yours ever Steve/Sarge

  2. Oh evil, drunken Miss Hannigan's
    Cruel & spiteful shenanigans
    Left Annie with Warbuck
    Where she had more luck
    Should the credit be Miss Hannigan's?

    Never too old for shenanigans
    Grandpas, great aunts and granny cans
    Who thought they might
    Party all night
    Such venerable senior shenanigans.

  3. OMG Brilliant !!! Order of the Courgette !!! LOL Steve