Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

There Was An Old Man Of The Cape - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

There was an old man of the Cape
Who made himself garments of crepe.
When asked, "Do they tear?"
He replied, "Here and there,
But they're perfectly splendid for shape!"

Topic(s) of this poem: funny

Form: Limerick


Comments about There Was An Old Man Of The Cape by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Wes Vogler (12/26/2015 9:13:00 AM)

    Excellent example of a disciplined limerick. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015



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