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

  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (4/21/2020 8:06:00 PM)

    Poem Hunter needs to revise its list of 500 best poems.(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (2/20/2020 6:41:00 PM)

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

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (2/20/2020 6:40:00 PM)

    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(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (2/20/2020 1:43:00 PM)

    Good limerick. Might be pointing out to something else.(Report)Reply

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (2/20/2020 4:39:00 AM)

    Another joyously quirky limerick courtesy of Edward Lear!(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (2/20/2020 1:19:00 AM)

    Familiarity indeed breeds contempt!(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (2/20/2020 1:15:00 AM)

    beautiful, beautiful and nice limerick
    I enjoyed it greatly(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (2/20/2020 12:33:00 AM)

    Lovely limerick. It inspired me to do its Hindi translation.
    Thanks a lot.(Report)Reply

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  • aliooo (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(Report)Reply

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  • Akshith (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

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  • Suhana Lulu (11/23/2016 10:11:00 PM)

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

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

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

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (11/23/2016 10:10:00 AM)

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

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Nenita24 Mbaye (5/11/2007 5:05:00 PM)

    Compliments of the day to you.
    I am Miss nenita fred I am single,23yrs.However How are you? hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health.I went through your profile and i read it and took intersest in it, if you don't mind i will like to know you much better, although i came online to look for a true and loving man that is ready for a true, honest and loving relationship and will be able to take good care of me if you are the kind of man am talking about then send me a mail now on my private email (nenita_4life77@yahoo.co.uk) included, so that i will tell you all about myself and a picture of myself.looking forward to hear from you, thanks and God bless
    miss nenita(Report)Reply

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  • Jay Lung (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