Limerick Corner: A Toast to Sherlock Holmes

Last night, the Curious Collectors of Baker Street held an event called “Sherlock Gets Schooled” – an evening all about Holmes’s own education and the broader subject of schools in the Canon. I was asked to give the toast to Sherlock Holmes, and I decided to try my hand at writing a limerick.

My hat is officially off to those of you who write all those clever limericks!

Since our dear “Chips” is a fan of limericks, and it happens to be his birthday today, I’d like to share my very first (and quite possibly last!) Sherlockian limericks.

Sherlock Holmes shares few facts from his past
So tiny details large shadows cast
Ribbons athletes sport
Take on great import
If they name his alma mater at last

He was clearly a Cambridge man, some claim
Others carry the Oxonian flame
Wherever his class
Let’s all raise a glass
To the Master, and his own good name

To Sherlock Holmes!

10 Replies to “Limerick Corner: A Toast to Sherlock Holmes”

  1. Hello, Selena,
    Daisy here. I agree with Margie. The limericks are really good and fun too; love the mention of Oxford vs Cambridge. Kudos to you!

  2. And, very important, Happy Birthday Ron. I so enjoy your posts and your collection of limericks. They make my day! Daisy

  3. Nicely done, Selena!

    When Chips celebrated his day,
    Selena, in rhyme, said “Hurray!”
    A limerick she wrote,
    And we should all note,
    Did it all in her own special way.

  4. Happy (belated) birthday to Ron and kudos to Selena!

    Making limericks is really an art,
    It could make a man’s brain fall apart
    And if Sherlock’s the theme
    Then the effort’s extreme
    If it works, then one feels really smart

  5. Selena, Please forgive me for taking so long to get back with you. I so deeply appreciate the-limerick you wrote for me. I have no excuse for taking so long to opening your posting except life and the curves it throws me. Please forgive me. I hope we can still be friends and work together, Ron aka Chips

  6. Daisy, Thank you for wishing me a Happy Birthday. I am sorry for taking so long to respond to you. I really appreciate my friends in JHWS and hope you are doing well,healthy and Happy.

  7. Roxie, Thank You so much for the wonderful Limerick I agree with you that Selena did a great job and you did too. You have a talent for writing Limericks. I apologize for taking so long to get back to you.I value my friends at JHWS and would not slight them for any reason. Take care-and keep yourself safe.

  8. Reggie, Thank you for the very clever limerick you wrote and for the birthday wish. I am sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I value my friends at JHWS and hope to talk with yo soon.Take good care of yourself.

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