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There was an Old Man with a Beard

There was an Old Man with a beard,

Who said, “It is just as I feared! –

Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard.

 

 

 

(image from skiletorget.no):

illustration by Edward Lear

 

(image from poets.org:

 

Edward Lear, 1812 – 1888

EdwardLear_ poet from poets.orgNewBioImage

Poet.  Artist.  Illustrator.

famed for his literary nonsense in poems/prose, limericks