Poems »

Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised.

(1 fan)

List of poems by Edward Lear 168 total

Imitation of The Olden Poets
 373 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Dorking, 280 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
There Was an Old Man with a Beard 272 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Alphabet Poem
 263 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Pobble Who Has No Toes
 247 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Nutcrackers and the Sugar-Tongs
 243 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Mr. and Mrs.Spikky Sparrow
 214 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man who said, 'Hush! 210 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Quangle Wangle's Hat
 203 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Leeds 190 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man with a beard 190 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Jumblies
 185 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man with a Nose 170 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Duck and the Kangaroo
 169 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady whose chin 159 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Akond of Swat
 155 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo
 155 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There Was an Old Man with a Beard 152 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Nonsense Alphabet
 148 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Norway, 146 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
There was an old man on the Border 145 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly
 137 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady in White 131 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of the East 131 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man with a flute 131 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady whose nose 129 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Pelican Chorus
 128 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of the Isles 128 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man in a boat 125 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Kilkenny 124 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Poole 123 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an old person of Troy 123 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man who, when little 122 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Vienna 121 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: The was a Young Lady of Bute 119 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Lady of Chertsey 119 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Sailor of Compton 119 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Moldavia 117 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Peru 117 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of the Wrekin 117 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Welling 116 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Derry down Derry,
 114 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an old man whose despair 114 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Mold 113 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Wales 113 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man at a casement 113 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Tyre 112 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Sweden 112 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Vesuvius, 111 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Bohemia 110 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Anerley 110 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
There was an Old Man of Calcutta 110 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Calicoe Pie
 108 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man with a owl 108 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Mrs Jaypher 108 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Jamaica 107 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Clare 107 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Ryde 106 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of the Dee 105 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Parody of Tennyson'sTo Edward Lear on His Travels in Greece
 105 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There Was an Old Man on a Hill 103 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Basing 103 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Hull 102 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady Whose Bonnet 102 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Burton 102 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Tring 100 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Dong with a Luminous Nose
 99 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
He Lived at Dingle Bank
 99 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an old Lady of Winchelsea 99 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Two Old Bachelors
 97 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Turkey 96 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Wick 96 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
There was an Old Man of Thermopylae 95 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Philæ, 94 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
There was an Old Man of New York 94 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Incidents in the life of my Uncle Arly
 93 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The New Vestments
 93 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Parma 93 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Kildare 92 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Lady of Portugal
 91 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an old person of Paxo 91 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man of the coast 91 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Sparta 91 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Chester 89 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Hong Kong 88 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Teapots and Quails 88 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an old man of Tobago 87 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There Was an Old Man who Supposed 85 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
There was an old person of Nice 85 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was Old Man in a pew 84 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Apulia 83 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Coblenz 83 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Rheims 83 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Lucca 82 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of the Hague 81 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man of Calcutta 81 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
There was a Young Lady Whose Eyes 79 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a young person whose history 78 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person whose habits, 78 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man with a Gong 76 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person in Black 76 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Cheadle 76 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Rhodes 75 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man who said, 'How 71 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Russia 71 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person from Gretna 71 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man of Whitehaven 70 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man on some rocks, 69 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
There Was an Old Lady Whose Folly 69 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Cold are the Crabs
 68 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Mr and Mrs Discobbolos
 68 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man of Aôsta 64 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Columbia 62 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Ems 60 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
There Was an Old Man in a Tree 59 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an old man who felt pert 57 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Lady of Prague 57 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Person of Crete 56 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear
 54 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person in Gray 54 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Leghorn 53 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Buda 53 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Dutton 53 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker and the Tongs
 53 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Table And The Chair
 50 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Tartary 50 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
The Cummerbund: An Indian Poem
 50 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Kamschatka 49 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was a Young Lady of Troy, 49 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There Was an Old Man who said, 48 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Dover 48 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, 46 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Corfu 46 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Melrose 45 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of the Nile, 45 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man, on whose nose 45 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of th' Abruzzi 43 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of the North 43 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Chili 43 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Cadiz 42 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Person of Bangor 40 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man of the Cape 40 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was a Young Girl of Majorca 39 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Mr and Mrs Spikky Sparrow
 39 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of the South 38 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Spain 38 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Madras 36 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Berlin 35 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Man of Marseilles 33 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was a Young Person of Smyrna, 32 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick:There was an Old Person of Ewell 30 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of the West 29 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Ol Man of Quebec 26 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Dundee 26 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Limerick: There was an Old Man of Nepaul 26 Views
added 11 years ago
Rate it
Alphabet, No. 6.
 20 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
The person of Crete 17 Views
added 1 year ago
Rate it
Book Of Nonsense Limerick 1. 15 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
Book Of Nonsense
 13 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
Book Of Nonsense Limerick 10. 11 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
The Owl and the Pussy Cat
 9 Views
added 3 months ago
Rate it
Book Of Nonsense Limerick 100. 7 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
Alphabet, No. 5.
 6 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
Book Of Nonsense Limerick 102. 6 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
Book Of Nonsense Limerick 104.
 6 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
Book Of Nonsense Limerick 101. 5 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
Book Of Nonsense Limerick 103. 5 Views
added 2 years ago
Rate it
Alphabet Poem 1877
 4 Views
added 3 months ago
Rate it

Share your thoughts on Edward Lear's poems with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poet to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Edward Lear" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 19 Aug. 2022. <https://www.poetry.com/poet/Edward+Lear>.

    Missing a poem of Edward Lear?

    Know another great poem from Edward Lear? Don't keep it to yourself!

    August 2022

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.
    12
    days
    9
    hours
    52
    minutes

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Which female American poet, who was little-known during her lifetime, but had nearly 1800 of her poems published posthumously, rarely titled her poems?
    • A. Emily Dickinson
    • B. Sylvia Plath
    • C. Amy Lowell
    • D. Sara Teasdale