Edward Lear

(12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888 / London / England)

Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Nile, - Poem by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man of the Nile,
Who sharpened his nails with a file,
Till he cut out his thumbs,
And said calmly, 'This comes
Of sharpening one's nails with a file!'

Form: Limerick


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010



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