There was a neat orange newt
Who went about in a lavender suit.
He ate a light meal
Off a plate colored teal
Of turnip and horseradish root.
I wrote a series of nonsense limericks after being inspired by Edward Gorey, who led me to Edward Lear a few years ago and finally decided to start illustrating them, but did not get very far. The heavily flawed black and white version came first, followed by the less flawed, hastily colored version.