With Guinness beer, Irish dancing, Dave Allen, the shamrock, the potato, linen, and three quarters of The Corrs, Ireland has contributed much to the world. To this list can be added the enduring art form of the Limerick. Retired Anglican priest Christopher Goodwins has produced a Bible paraphrase entitled The Bible in Limerick Verse. Having spent a lot of time reading the Book of Job recently for my Wisdom Literature class at Kingsley, I particularly liked the Limerick version of Job 2.
Job came out in boils everywhere
The thing that might make a man swear!
But sitting in ashes
Job scraped at his rashes,
And spent a week pulling his hair.
I don't know if it's available in Australia, but it will be available for loan from the Tabor library shortly. Thanks are due to one of my work colleagues for bringing this splendid tome to my attention.