My friend Annette posted a few days back about National Limerick Day, hoping for me to join in… well, I’m not one to disappoint!
I love limericks. Hopefully this will inspire you to try one too 🙂
Some say the secret, or trick,
To writing a great limerick
Is keeping rhythm and rhyme
And some humour gives it a kick!
Limericks can be used for a variety of styles, from the serious:
A man walking alongside the road
Was stewing on what he was owed
He looked to the skies
With tears in his eyes
For the mind bears the heaviest load
To the “clever”… this explains enjambment:
Running words from one line to next
Is a challenge that’s leaving me vexed
It’s so hard to do
Right, it’s making me blue
Next time I’ll stick to free text!
To the creepy:
Within the wood so dark and deep
Where no spider dares to creep
The air is silent; deathly still:
There is a purple daffodil
That holds the key to “beauty’s” sleep…
To a selfie:
A dashing young chap named Al
Was searching for life’s rationale
He found it through rhyming
(And occasional timing)
Claiming “it’s good for morale”!
To the more “adult” humour…
A peculiar space-thing from Venus
Had an incredible penis
When he rolled out his schlong
It was thirty feet long…
But the sight of it resulted in green-ness!
So, the moral of the story is… just give it a go!
Even if not a poeting Brit
There’s a limerick that surely will fit
Whatever your mood,
Quiet or rude
And it may be the best ever writ!
I’d love to hear your limericks (or links to them) in the comments. What’ve you got to lose? 😀
Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/lorika/4148390619