The Tatras — limerick version
This article presents a new phenomenon in the Polish limerick genre based on a geographically specific topic. The Tatra mountains as a special subject make for a fresh approach to nonsense limericks, giving the genre an ethnic and subcultural background. The Tatra limericks create an odd and funny world inhabited by eccentric highlanders and visited by equally curious climbers and casual tourists. This nonsensical and humorous version of the Tatras stands in stark contrast to the highly romantic literary picture of the region, established and popularized by Romantic and Young Poland poetry.