There Was An Old Man In A Tree Poem by Edward Lear

There Was An Old Man In A Tree

Rating: 3.2


There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a bee.
When they said "Does it buzz?"
He replied "Yes, it does!
It's a regular brute of a bee!"

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Nenita24 Mbaye 11 May 2007

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Jay Lung 04 January 2005

Awesome, but why cant i download the pdf file? Why it was been block?

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Indira Renganathan 23 November 2016

Interesting limerick with a punch on the bee......like it- 10

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Suhana Lulu 23 November 2016

Buzz and brute... two angles of views...beautiful :)

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Rajnish Manga 23 November 2016

So, Edward Lear, the pioneer of Limerick form, is finally here. The picture portrayed in the poem is very funny. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks.

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Savita Tyagi 21 April 2020

Poem Hunter needs to revise its list of 500 best poems.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 20 February 2020

This is an outstanding poem of the day! We thank editors to post this poem.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 20 February 2020

This is so sad that beauty of life is bored of an old man by a bee. This poem transfers high sentiment. This Limerick gives us unlimited fun...10

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Savita Tyagi 20 February 2020

Good limerick. Might be pointing out to something else.

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Dominic Windram 20 February 2020

Another joyously quirky limerick courtesy of Edward Lear!

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