Edward Lear

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

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

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!"

Form: Limerick

Comments about There Was An Old Man In A Tree by Edward Lear

  • (3/7/2018 8:39:00 AM)

    every website changes the words
    what the is this
    the literature book of gr 7 says
    there was an old man with a light
    who was dressed in a garment of white
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  • (1/4/2018 9:06:00 AM)

    It's a good poem and it rhymes good. In my class everbody wrote the same (Report) Reply

  • (11/23/2016 10:11:00 PM)

    Buzz and brute... two angles of views...beautiful :) (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/23/2016 9:37:00 PM)

    Excellent Limerick! Enjoyed reading it. Great humour! (Report) Reply

  • (11/23/2016 10:10:00 AM)

    Outstanding limerick displaying a fantastic imagery and sense of humor. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (11/23/2016 8:31:00 AM)

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

  • Indira Renganathan (11/23/2016 3:07:00 AM)

    Interesting limerick with a punch on the bee......like it- 10 (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/23/2016 2:22:00 AM)

    Nice poem..... Thanks for sharing........ (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/23/2016 1:07:00 AM)

    An old man
    With the muse of the bee and the acts of nature. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2007 5:05:00 PM)

    Compliments of the day to you.
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  • (1/4/2005 7:19:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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