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heartsong7
post Jul 14 04, 16:54
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A muse at a poetry-fest
reluctantly sighed and confessed.
"I thought my fine form
would surpass the norm
if I just addressed you undressed


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post Jul 15 04, 04:23
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QUOTE (heartsong7 @ July 14 2004, 16:54)
A muse at a poetry-fest
reluctantly sighed and confessed.
"I thought my fine form
would surpass (the) any norm
if I (just) merely addressed you undressed."

I offer this little corrective.
(Please know that there ain't no invective.)
I is hidin'n' my blush,
'cause jest seein' your tush
is makin' me feel self-protective.


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post Jul 1 05, 10:56
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Sonnimeric

Hmm… a sonnet: I am Bic Pen Tam,
my hat seems to whisper.  I cram
all my meter and rhyme
‘neath my bonnet in time
to a metronome.  Hope it ain’t spam.

© Daniel J Ricketts 2005


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post Aug 4 05, 16:36
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Dear All,

This was supposed to be a clerihew, but I could not chip enough off it to make it one, so a limerick it will be.

LIMERICK - INSCRUTABLE

No leader is better than Cleo
whose stony rear resembles that of Leo
in her Sphinx-like musings mosaic
not a tile is prosaic
’cept those of prose, and some others with B.O.

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post Aug 5 05, 08:58
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There's none like the leprechaun Alan
when he has retracted his talon.
He'll write on the wing
about anything;
his feathers get great miles-per-gallon.

(at least in American English!)

Lightly, Daniel  sun.gif






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post Aug 6 05, 09:39
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Now surely our Alan has words
to further exchange on these boards!
Will he leave this alone?
...or still better hone
his word-skills for those cheering hoards?


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post Mar 21 07, 12:16
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QUOTE (JustDaniel @ Aug 6 05, 14:39 ) *
<font color='#000000'>Now surely our Alan has words
to further exchange on these boards!
Will he leave this alone?
...or still further hone
his word-skills for those cheering hoards?</font>


A Free Verse Lim'rick

It's the lim'rick, where poetry's slim,
it's a form far from norm for a whim.
I could write in free verse
then recite as that's worse.
I'll perform, make a storm, Oh how grim!


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post Mar 21 07, 13:32
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I'm not sure what you're sayin' in this,
but the fact that you're sayin' it's bliss,
'cause this tile 'as just sat 'ere
while we's gettin' fatter...
free of exercise; we's bin remiss.


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post Sep 13 09, 09:55
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Good grief! There's been no one to say
a thing in the Limerick way...
at least in this thread.
Will it remain dead?
Shall we bury it... or shall we play?


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post Sep 19 09, 05:06
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Or shall we all go out and bury
a poem considered contrary
the form is not dead
but badly inbred
by poets who're hopeless and hairy

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post Sep 19 09, 06:37
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The lim'rick is one funny feeder
oft full of retorts: it's a breeder...
Fear not - it's not dead --
It's all in your head!
We just need a prodding, dear reader!

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post Sep 21 09, 15:56
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I know well that Limerick's not dead...
I was merely concerned for this thread!
So if you all are playing
we'll keep on displaying
the strange stuff that's stored in our head.


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post Sep 22 09, 02:02
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Now Dan implies WE use a head!!!
(it's posted above in this thread),
He surely must know it
the muse of a poet
resides in the past not ahead.


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post Sep 22 09, 09:05
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Ahead, abehind -- who can tell!?
So long as the beat's goin' well
we'll dance right along
while singin' a song
an' pickin' up folks that's done fell!


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post Jan 9 10, 12:04
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Nice to have ya aboard, Larry.
I see Daniel is busy farming on Facebook.


Sometimes when a fella can’t think,
It’s because of that gold barley drink.
What a fine, smooth elixir
But a sneaky old fixir
That lets you get right outa sync.

While checking the menu in Braille,
I missed out on a minor detail
But a second perusal
Was met with refusal.
Tho I choked, it was all “no avail.”


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post Jan 9 10, 13:38
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We onna pubcrawl Larry! My round -

That last one was a bommer Merlin! hallow.gif


Old Merlin 'tho stooping and frail
hobbled back to the old bar at Yale
when checking the prices
found foreign devices
inflating the costs of his ale. oh.gif

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post Jan 9 10, 15:49
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Barmaid, another round pls.


You’ve only got sixpence and some;
Your expression has turned rather glum.
The tab is much higher
And the wench you admire
Has run off with some other bum.

Too much of the ale can spell trouble
As knees tend to flip-flop and wouble.
Ten pints ought to do –
Recycle a few,
Then get yourself home on the double!


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post Jan 9 10, 16:15
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So sad my friend, so sad! Paci.gif

Singing -
"Why was she born so beautiful
why was she born at all . . . "

oi! slide em babies champagne.gif champagne.gifchampagne.gifchampagne.gifchampagne.gif

When I was a doctor at Yale
young Larry while studying Braille;
requested an ointment
to soothe disappointment
inflicted while groping for ale.

It was cleverly done I must say
for a splash of fine red cabernet,
one certain protrusion
if pressed in profusion
made bottles depart from the tray.


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post Jan 10 10, 17:22
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Ah yes,

A topnotch invention Braille izz
From the French – or was it the Swizz?
A raised alphabet
Works from here to Tibet
And an ale is a nale is a fizz!

I focused my left eye to bits
On the menu wrote down on her chest
And then ordered another
For the road and its brother
Before singing No-ale type of hits.


Singing >> No-ale, no-ale, No-ale, no-ale…
(for Steve)


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post Jan 11 10, 00:35
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Wally and Merlin,

Here is another round for you both. Wally, I never studied Braille(referencing your last entry). It was merely a ruse to use when feeling a bit thirsty.

Since I’m too bloody smashed to see more
And Braille fingers aren’t up to the chore
I’ll just grab the menu
To expose it; then you
Can lick up what she spills on the floor.

The poor maid who served drinks in the bar
Had the measles in places bizarre
She applied calamine
Both in front and behin’
But the vision impaired read too far.


Merlin, it's French - Louis Braille - 1829; but then, you already knew that.

Larry


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