22 thoughts on “Jocasta the mother of Oedipus

  1. The rhymes for your limericks are the best! I’m still chuckling over “Oedipus, greedy puss, and needy puss.” Too bad Sophocles didn’t think of lightening up Oedipus Rex with a few well-placed limericks 🙂 (confession: had to ask Google who wrote the play about Oedipus).

  2. Winnie says she’s sure you enjoy the challenge the difficult and different presents
    and rise to it exceptionally and with such flair. This is brilliant, no other word for it.
    Harry

  3. “So be sweet and kind to mother

    Buy her candy or a hat

    But maybe you should let it go at that.

    You may end up like Oedipus

    I’d rather marry a duck-billed platypus.”

    Tom Lehrer (mid fifties)

  4. Yes, Bruce, good ole Tom, one of my all-time favourites, I think I have on disc almost everything he wrote and sang.
    Thank you for reading, I appreciate your support as ever.
    Best wishes to you and hope the Swedish classes are going well.
    John

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