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May 12, 2015 / KingsIsle Community

Celebrate Limerick Day with KingsIsle

Did you know that May 12 is Limerick day? This unusual holiday celebrates the birthday of English artist, illustrator, author and poet Edward Lear, who was born in 1812. Lear is most famous for literary nonsense in poetry prose and limericks. Lear popularized limericks in his first Book of Nonsense in 1846.

A limerick is a humorous or silly poem written in five lines with the first, second and fifth line consisting of 7-10 syllables in rhyme. The third and fourth line have 5-7 syllables and also rhyme with each other.

We thought we would celebrate by writing fun limericks ourselves. Below are odes to the schools of magic in Wizard101!

There once was a Wizard of Ice
Who won in a tournament twice
Storm all cried “OP”
But then they won three
And it’s all just a roll of the dice

There once was a Wizard of Ice
Whose Professor was oh so nice
Liked to bake cookies
For all of her rookies
Always filled with sugar and spice

There once was a Wizard of Fire
Whose situation was quite dire
They did not collect
What they did expect
This quest was beginning to tire


There once was a Wizard of Fire
Her hair crackled like a pyre
So fiery and red
Flowing atop her head
Her lessons are sure to inspire

There once was a Wizard of Death
Who learned a lesson from Macbeth
It’s better to be chillin’
Than to be a villain
So always just take a deep breath

There once was a Wizard of Storm
Far more dangerous than the norm
He cast insane bolt
And got a good jolt
And ended up back in his dorm

There once was a Wizard of Life
Whose quest was quite filled with strife
Another boss to battle
Skeleton named of Rattle
Don’t doubt the power of Life

There once was a Wizard of Myth
Who would often start dueling with
A cast of earthquake
That would always break
The charms of poor Eric Redsmith

There once was a Wizard of Myth
Whose minions were not always herewith
No zero pip golems
In her house full of columns
But Malistaire just took the fifth

Image from Jaded Glaze at Wizard101 Central

Image from Jaded Glaze at Wizard101 Central

There once was a Wizard of Balance
Whose spells had many talents
Could cast any school
Always the most cool
Others cried “Loremaster is unbalanced”

There once was a Wizard of Balance
Whose hawk mount had many talents
But a bug made it clear
Wizards floating far and near
We fixed it, so declaw your talons (sheesh)



What do you think? Can you write your own Wizard101 themed limerick?

Share yours in the comment section below!


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  1. Chrissy The Blesser / May 12 2015 1:37 pm

    I absolutely, out loud giggled on the storm one and you got a good snicker out of me for the balance/hawk one. They were all so good. Well done to all limerickists. 😀

  2. Carolyn L Hayek (@calocagathia24) / May 12 2015 5:32 pm

    She sang the song of creation for health,
    For her team and for herself.
    The hit was beast
    When finally released
    And they all came into much wealth.

  3. Benjamin Darkflame / May 13 2015 1:15 am

    There once was a Wizard of Fire
    Who has a lizard named Myer
    Which ran a race
    and came in fifth place
    At least they kept their pace

  4. Emma Shadowheart / May 14 2015 4:53 pm

    there once was a wizard of balance
    who’s character always showed brilliance
    she fought in du-els
    and proved she knew well
    now others are seeking alliance

    :p for Emma Shadowheart: my balance character

  5. Anonymous / May 18 2015 7:50 pm

    there was once storm student,

    hoping to find new worlds

    she finally found one

    to bad it was already found!

    for scarlet stormcatcher my storm wizard

  6. Jack Sun / May 28 2015 10:33 pm

    A life wizard once cast spell,
    A powerful one, you can tell,
    But instead of attack
    which is something they lack,
    they thought healing would do just as well.

    • Matthew LyFeCaster / Apr 23 2016 11:38 am

      Haha nailed it!! 👏👏😂

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