Edward Lear

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

Limerick: There Was A Young Lady In White

Poem by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady in White,
Who looked out at the depths of the Night;
But the birds of the air
Filled her heart with despair,
And oppressed that Young Lady in White.

Form: Limerick


Comments about Limerick: There Was A Young Lady In White by Edward Lear

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (7/26/2019 4:34:00 AM)

    A fabulous limerick. A pleasure to read.(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (2/7/2016 3:24:00 PM)

    It may be a limerick but it reaches deeper into the reader's soul than the typical limerick, way deeper.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/7/2016 4:25:00 AM)

    The young lady in white is an amazing limerick. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010