The Thing About Limericks

Well, friends, we’re closing in on the end of National Poetry Month, and frankly, I’m at a loss. I think I generally average about one poem a year, and even then, those are ones that come to me and not ones I set out to write on purpose. This writing poetry on demand is hard!  I honestly don’t know if I can think of one more poem’s subject matter. So, for lack of anything better, today’s verse is about limericks and how they are structured.

limerick writing

A Limerick About Limericks
By: Rachel Carrera

Writing a limerick’s not hard,
Even if you’re caught off guard;
The fourth line and the third
Use the same sounding word;
You don’t even have to be a bard.

Writing a limerick is easy;
The notion should not make you queasy;
The fifth, second, and first
Lines rhyme so they are versed,
But sometimes their subjects are sleazy.

Fun Friday With A Twist

This Fun Friday, I thought we’d add to the fun with a limerick.  As you know, limericks are silly, nonsense poems with five lines and an A-A-B-B-A rhyming pattern.  They can actually be traced as far back as the early eighteenth century in England.  (As a matter of fact, if you have a few extra minutes, go look up “limerick” in Wikipedia, where they have some really funny examples.)

And now, for our Fun Friday…

There was an old hermit named Dave…  No, wait, that’s not a nice one at all!  And it’s not even mine.  Let me try again.  This one really is mine…

Last night I pulled an all-nighter
My future has never looked brighter
I worked on my book
With the plot and the hook
I’m so glad that I am a writer

Have a great weekend!