That first English haiku is matched by this:

There was a young man from Japan
Whose limericks never would scan
When asked why this was
He replied “It’s because
I always try and fit as many words into the last line as I possibly can”

which complements

There was an old man from Peru
Whose limericks stopped at line two

For more limericks, see here and here. Oh, and here. And now, some Portuguese- and Polish-themed limericks!

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