For my 2nd Personal Project during my SVA Residency, I decided to write and illustrate my own New York-themed limericks, after reading A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear.
It was a challenge to write (as I’m not a writer!) but I had a lot of fun with these.
There was a gentleman with legs so long,
He felt that he didn’t quite belong
He went in one prance
From New Jersey to France
And put all of his thoughts in a song.
There was a hipster with a beard
Who said, “It is just as I feared! –
Two squirrels and a hen,
Four rats and a wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!”
There was a young actress of Broadway
Who danced her way into the subway
When the doors squeezed her flat
She exclaimed “Look, a rat!”
This mellow young actress of Broadway.
There was a man from New York city
Who objected to things he found creepy.
He hired 20 dogs
To catch all the frogs
In and around New York city.
There was a big buff man from Brooklyn
Whose head was as small as a push pin
So to make it look big
He purchased a wig
And paraded himself around Brooklyn.
There was an old woman from Flushing
Whose presence of mind was amusing
She purchased a cart
And rolled through Central Park
And escaped from the people of Flushing.