Лимерики - веселые стишки

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Лимерик – это своего рода стихотворение, одна из составляющих английского юмора и культуры.

 

There was an Old Man of Peru,Who dreamt he was eating his shoe.He awoke in the nightIn a terrible frightAnd found it was perfectly true!

There was a Young Lady of Niger,Who smiled as she rode on a tiger;They returned from the rideWith the Lady inside,And the smile on the face of the tiger.

Однажды увидел чудакВо сне, что он ест свой башмакОн вмиг пробудилсяИ убедился,Что это действительно так.

Одна хохотушка-девицаЛюбила кататься на львице.Признаться вам честно –Девица исчезла,Зато улыбается львица.

There was a man of CalcuttaWho spoke with a terrible stutterAt breakfast he said:"Give me b-b-b- breadAnd b-b-b-butter!"

There was a clever old miser who triesEvery method to e-co-no-mize.He said with a wink"I save gallons of inkBy simply not dotting my i's"

There was an Old Person of Fife,Who was greatly disgusted with life;They sang him a ballad,And fed him a salad,Which cured that Old Person of Fife.

There was an Old Man of the North,Who fell in a basin of broth;But a quick-witted cookFished him out with a hook,Which saved that Old Man of the North.

There was a Young Lady whose noseWas so long that it reached to her toes;So she hired an Old ladyWhose conduct was steady,To carry that wonderful nose.

There once was a man from Harare,Who bought a brand new Ferrari.Now the buck and the gnuAnd the elephant tooHide away when he goes on safari.

There was an Old Man, who when little,Fell casually into a kettle;But growing too stout,He could never get out,So he passed all his life in that kettle.

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!"

There was a Young Lady whose chinResembled the point of a pin;So she had it made sharp,And purchased a harp,And played several tunes with her chin.

There was a young lady named BrightWho travelled much faster than light.She started one dayIn a relative wayAnd returned on the previous night.

The limerick packs laughs anatomicalInto space that is quite economical.But the good ones I've seenSo seldom are clean.And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

There was a young man of JapanWhose limericks never would scan.When they said it was soHe replied, "Yes I know,But I always try to get as many words into the last line as ever I possibly can."

A pretty young teacher named BeauchampSaid, "Those awful boys! How shall I teauchamp?I try to look graveBut they will not behaveThough with tears in my eyes I beseauchamp."

There was an old Derry down Derry,Who loved to see little folks merry;So he made them a book,And with laughter they shookAt the fun of that Derry down Derry.

There was a young girl of DarjeelingWho could dance with such exquisite feelingThere was never a soundFor miles aroundSave of fly-buttons hitting the ceiling.

There was a Young Person of SmyrnaWhose grandmother threatened to burn her;But she seized on the cat,and said 'Granny, burn that!You incongruous old woman of Smyrna!'

A rocket explorer named WrightOnce traveled much faster than light.He set out one dayIn a relative way?And returned on the previous night.

 

 

 

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