We all know that poets and poetry
get virtually no respect these days,
either in life . . .
. . . or in death.
But today on National Bad Poetry Day,
they get even less respect than usual!
So to mark this auspicious occasion,
here are some famous poems turned into bad poetry
simply by being rewritten as limericks,
that lowest of all poetical forms
(courtesy of The Poetry Collection blog) --
And what's this?
A mathematical limerick?
Despite everything that's been said in this post
to commemorate National Bad Poetry Day,
let's end on a positive note and
recognize the true value of poets and poetry!