Limerick

Most people like Limericks. They’re fun, usually five lines with a simple AABBA rhyme scheme. I discovered that if you’re not having fun writing limericks, you’re not doing it right.

Limericks are a closed form: Follow the rules. But they make writing and reading them that much more fun.

Lines 1,2, and 5 have 8-9 syllables.

Lines 2 and 5 are usually long

Lines 3 and 4 have 5-6 syllables.

Upon my soul dithering

We three poets slithering

Up and down

Upon the town

And in the morning withering

Resolutions timely made

Honesty not strictly weighed

Past one slips

Another trips

And the year is not stayed

Lamppost coffee is our haunt

Mornings evenings, we do not taunt

Embracing words

We may be nerds

But we meet all our wants

One thought on “Limerick”

  1. Oh my dear.
    “The limerick form is complex
    Its contents run chiefly to sex
    It burgeons with virgeons
    And masculine urgeons
    And swarms with erotic effex.” — (from The Limerick, Ed. by G. Legman.)

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