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Cleo_Serapis
A Limerick is a popular form of short, humorous verse, often nonsensical and frequently ribald. It consists of five lines, rhyming aabba, and the dominant meter is anapestic (a metrical foot composed of two short syllables followed by one long one, as in the word seventeen. 2. A line of verse using this meter; for example, “’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house”), with two feet in the third and fourth lines and three feet in the others. Examples of limerick:

"The limerick packs laughs anatomical
into space that is quite economical,
But the good ones I’ve seen
so seldom are clean
and the clean ones so seldom are comical."

"There once was a young man from Kew
who found a dead mouse in his stew.  
Said the waiter, “Don’t shout  
or wave it about,  
or the rest will be wanting one too!”

"There was an old man from Peru,
who dreamed he was eating his shoe.
He woke in a fright
in the middle of the night
and found it was perfectly true."

The origin of the term is obscure, but a group of poets in Co. Limerick, Ireland, wrote limericks in Irish in the 18th cent. The first collections in English date from c.1820. Among the most famous are those in E. Lear's Book of Nonsense (1846).
Cleo_Serapis
Thanks Daniel! :)

Create with ideas you have thought;
that writer's block; you will have fought.  
New rhythm is calling!
Though words you'll be mauling,
you'll paint what your mind's image caught.
Cleo_Serapis
I know not to write when I'm tired,
it's been far too long, now I'm wired.
I've lost it, the beat?
I'm spraining... my feet!
That great lesson's got me inspired!

*A reply to Daniel on teaching me limerick at another site.
Arnfinn
There was a postman called Wally
Who went to work on a trolley.
He'd ring and he'd ding
Then letters he'd fling
To passing bystanders, by golly.

The tram was double nine one
Or post truck nine double none
To passengers and tram run
Nine double nine one,
And for Wally a sackful of fun.
JustDaniel
Remember this one, LorII?

Feet-Shuffling

Do cross-overs make you perturbed?
Your rhythm was somewhat disturbed.
But IF you don’t like it,
I’ll just take a hike; it
is fine for my tongue to be curbed!

© Daniel J Ricketts 19 Nov 2002

. . . or this one?

Limerick Lesson for LorII

uh ONE-2-3; ONE-2-3; KICK it!
uh ONE-2-3; ONE [That’s the TICKet!]
then ONE-2-3; ONE
and ONE-2-3; ONE
then ONE-2-3; ONE [See, you’ll LICK it!]

© Daniel J Ricketts 26 Nov 2002
Cleo_Serapis
QUOTE (Just Daniel @ Sep. 16 2003, 00:27)
Remember this one, LorII?

Feet-Shuffling

Do cross-overs make you perturbed?
Your rhythm was somewhat disturbed.
But IF you don’t like it,
I’ll just take a hike; it
is fine for my tongue to be curbed!

© Daniel J Ricketts 19 Nov 2002

. . . or this one?

Limerick Lesson for LorII

uh ONE-2-3; ONE-2-3; KICK it!
uh ONE-2-3; ONE [That’s the TICKet!]
then ONE-2-3; ONE
and ONE-2-3; ONE
then ONE-2-3; ONE [See, you’ll LICK it!]

© Daniel J Ricketts 26 Nov 2002

Tee hee!

Don't remember the first one , but I DO so remember the second!
For anyone who doesn't know -

Limerick Lesson for LorII

uh ONE-2-3; ONE-2-3; KICK it!
uh ONE-2-3; ONE [That’s the TICKet!]
then ONE-2-3; ONE
and ONE-2-3; ONE
then ONE-2-3; ONE [See, you’ll LICK it!]

© Daniel J Ricketts 26 Nov 2002

The CAPPED words are the STRESSES.....

A very helpful lesson Daniel! Balloons.gif

Cheers!
~Cleo  :dance:   Pharoah.gif
laugh.gif  laugh.gif

Touche!

But we have only just met. You professed not to speak the sacred tongue of Druids and Bards.
And I never say yes to comparitive strangers, particularly when they listen to the BBC a lot.  I've met quite a few of those people personally.

They are all (darkly)  luvvies

A
Cleo_Serapis
Sillies!  :jester:

Sticking my two cents in here to say, the banter's gone beyond.....

We certainly do NOT intend to poke fun of anyone here personally...so everyone - do not take this thread personally!

There....I feel better now....

Limerick anyone?

Pharoah.gif
JustDaniel
An alien ate me fer dinner,
but somehow the act made him thinner.
Seems he couldn’t keep down
the thought of this clown;
though I alienate, I’m the winner!

© Daniel J Ricketts 16 Oct 2003
Cleo_Serapis
QUOTE (Just Daniel @ Oct. 16 2003, 06:56)
An alien ate me fer dinner,
but somehow the act made him thinner.
Seems he couldn’t keep down
the thought of this clown;
though I alienate, I’m the winner!

© Daniel J Ricketts 16 Oct 2003

HAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

I LOVE this one Daniel!  :jester:  :jester:  :jester:

I'll have to write something!  :dunce:  :pumpkin:  :lovie:
Athena
QUOTE (Just Daniel @ Oct. 16 2003, 03:56)
An alien ate me fer dinner,
but somehow the act made him thinner.
Seems he couldn’t keep down
the thought of this clown;
though I alienate, I’m the winner!

© Daniel J Ricketts 16 Oct 2003

Yes, yes, Daniel!

This is a perfect example of a limerick!  Of course, your stressed words are correct, but also the subject and humorous attitude of the poem match the parameters of what a limerick is about.  We know that some of the more riskee' forms would not be suitable in this public forum, but you've written this one with just enough of something distasteful that it's poifecto!     Juggle.gif

Thanks so much, Dear Daniel,

Dolly  
Pharoah.gif
Time to reflect dear Just.

Dear Daniel this rhyme is distasteful
Your usage of words is so wasteful
I’m sure you will find
That this isn’t refined
And it seems that you wrote it in hasteful




A.
Cleo_Serapis
Today is a day we are mourning,
our RED SOX have lost in a storming
ball game of bad luck
The curse - it has STUCK!
Oh well....we can't say there's a warning!


I know - kinda LAME ending... Wall.gif
JustDaniel
“I Don’t Give a Ducat!”

The Limerick Cops here may buck it.
I'll hand them a lemon, "Go suck it!
Already your face
is quite a disgrace.
You tell me I can't? I'll just duck it!"
© Daniel J Ricketts 29 Jan 2003
I hope you folks don't mind a newbie sticking his nose in here, though some of you know me from a different site under a different name.

I just couldn't resist the urge to get Daniel worked up.


A Lamerick


Atlantis, to you, though vredfreak there.
My poetry sucks, not even fair.
The meter’s way off.
Daniel’s gonna scoff,
To tell it truthfully, I don’t care.



Just having a little fun with ya, Daniel. Jester.gif

Atlantis
Cleo_Serapis
QUOTE (Atlantis @ Oct. 17 2003, 12:06)
I hope you folks don't mind a newbie sticking his nose in here, though some of you know me from a different site under a different name.

I just couldn't resist the urge to get Daniel worked up.


A Lamerick


Atlantis, to you, though vredfreak there.
My poetry sucks, not even fair.
The meter’s way off.
Daniel’s gonna scoff,
To tell it truthfully, I don’t care.



Just having a little fun with ya, Daniel. Jester.gif

Atlantis

Hehehehahahahahahha! LOL.gif

Hi Dan!  :jester:

So glad you have joined us!

WELCOME TO THE MOSAIC! Balloons.gif

Cheers!

We look forward to stirring your MUSE my friend!  :lovie:  :sun:

~Cleo  :pharoah:
QUOTE (Cleo_Serapis @ Oct. 17 2003, 12:53)
QUOTE (Atlantis @ Oct. 17 2003, 12:06)
I hope you folks don't mind a newbie sticking his nose in here, though some of you know me from a different site under a different name.

I just couldn't resist the urge to get Daniel worked up.


A Lamerick


Atlantis, to you, though vredfreak there.
My poetry sucks, not even fair.
The meter’s way off.
Daniel’s gonna scoff,
To tell it truthfully, I don’t care.



Just having a little fun with ya, Daniel. Jester.gif

Atlantis

Hehehehahahahahahha! LOL.gif

Hi Dan!  Jester.gif

So glad you have joined us!

WELCOME TO THE MOSAIC! Balloons.gif

Cheers!

We look forward to stirring your MUSE my friend!  lovie.gif  sun.gif

~Cleo  Pharoah.gif


My Contribution

Away from my friends, what a bummer! ???
Miss Cleo was missed all the summer. sun.gif
Can I please, please stay;
Atlantis please play? Guitar.gif
I promise to make all us dumber. farmer.gif  Wall.gif


Hey Lori,

Thanks for the invite, though I'm very unfashionably late.  It's great to see you doing so well, with some of our other friends running around as well.

My "MUSE" is unamused at my musings.
"But to tell it truthfully, I don't care."

Best wishes and good luck with your site,

Dan
It's great that you've joined us Dan
You seem like a very nice man
To tell the truth, Daniel
's a bit of a spaniel
But we all do the best that we can.



Sorry Just.  :costume:
Anything for a rhyme.

A
QUOTE (AkhenhatenII @ Oct. 17 2003, 14:36)
It's great that you've joined us Dan
You seem like a very nice man
To tell the truth, Daniel
's a bit of a spaniel
But we all do the best that we can.



Sorry Just.  :costume:
Anything for a rhyme.

A

Inhibited goofiness weakens
the wheels (of the mind) at their squeakin'.
I jest for the fun,
but never have won,
cause Daniel's The Jester's main deacon.


Thanks for the warm welcome, A.  I'm glad I could join in.
For some reason, I never seem to win these little games with Daniel.  But it's still fun to play. grinning.gif

Dan
Cleo_Serapis
Hey Dan!  :pharoah:

QUOTE
Away from my friends, what a bummer!  
Miss Cleo was missed all the summer.  
Can I please, please stay;
Atlantis please play?  
I promise to make all us dumber.  


Awwwww - thankies!  :blush21:  :sun:

Of COURSE you can stay!
This is a great group of folks here who all want to learn and grow.

Pleae check out the challenges I KNOW you love in "Pandora's Box" forum!  :dance:  :pumpkin:

Thank you for the well wishes! Everyone keeps saying to 'Just be patient Cleo!'

I think we're on a roll and hope you'll find the Mosaic your new board to post and banter!

Stay tuned for a new look!

Hugs!
~Cleo  :pharoah2
Lori,

Of course I noticed the challenge forum.  It wouldn't be your site if there weren't brain-frying challenges all over the place. :)   I'll try to get something in for the "Autumn Leaf", but I just don't know if I'll get there in time.

And don't worry, I'm here to stay.  You're stuck with me.  You shouldn't have come up with such a wonderful place for me to play.

Dan
Cybele
Hello Dan,

Having just returned from a break I have picked up the thread with your joining MM.  May I add the warmest of welcomes to all those already expressed? wave.gif wave.gif

You are just the fellow to help me with a problem that has been bothering me Dan.

Arkansaw  is the name of your State
a subject not up for debate
but help me out here
I'm clueless, I fear
is it Kansas or Kansaw, mate?



(I know REALLY Dan, just love the anomaly! )

Happy to meet you.

Cheers

Grace farmer.gif
Athena


Ahhh Dan, Dan, what can I say?
Your visit has brought you to stay!
I'm so glad
you're here V-Lad;
we've jolly good fun in play.

WORDplay is what we do;
please accept my welcome to you
to join as we learn
old habits to burn;
new thinking for me and for you.

Well, not so great,  but it is late ...

Blessings,
Athena/Merri/Dolly
  Pharoah.gif
My word, you've been welcomed most brimmingly
The light here just burns on undimmingly
It's great here, Dan
So jump in, old man,
I'm sure we will get along swimmingly.


A


Welcome back to Our Gracie.
eeh lass, we missed thee.
Cybele
QUOTE
Welcome back to Our Gracie.
eeh lass, we missed thee.





Aw Gee! blush21.gif  blush21.gif

Thank Akh. Missed you too sun.gif

Love

Grace wave.gif
QUOTE (Cybele @ Oct. 18 2003, 02:24)
Hello Dan,

Having just returned from a break I have picked up the thread with your joining MM.  May I add the warmest of welcomes to all those already expressed? wave.gif wave.gif

You are just the fellow to help me with a problem that has been bothering me Dan.

Arkansaw  is the name of your State
a subject not up for debate
but help me out here
I'm clueless, I fear
is it Kansas or Kansaw, mate?



(I know REALLY Dan, just love the anomaly! )

Happy to meet you.

Cheers

Grace farmer.gif


It's my pleasure to join in the pack,
though the rhyme in this piece sorta lacks.
One little request-
just spoken in jest-
It's OUR KANSAS, and we want it back.


Grace,

Thank you so much for your welcome.  It's nice to see such a friendly community, and I'm honored to be a part.

Dan
QUOTE (Athena @ Oct. 18 2003, 03:14)


Ahhh Dan, Dan, what can I say?
Your visit has brought you to stay!
I'm so glad
you're here V-Lad;
we've jolly good fun in play.

WORDplay is what we do;
please accept my welcome to you
to join as we learn
old habits to burn;
new thinking for me and for you.

Well, not so great,  but it is late ...

Blessings,
Athena/Merri/Dolly
  Pharoah.gif

Familiar are faces in Mosaic,
the folks are so quick, not prosaic.
I see Merridoll
has joined in the ball.
Let's play as if words . . . algebraic.


Hey Merri,

So good to see you again.  And I'm afraid I've moved past late into "way too damn early".  It's great to be welcomed to MM so wonderfully.

Dan
QUOTE (AkhenhatenII @ Oct. 18 2003, 04:10)
My word, you've been welcomed most brimmingly
The light here just burns on undimmingly
It's great here, Dan
So jump in, old man,
I'm sure we will get along swimmingly.


A


Welcome back to Our Gracie.
eeh lass, we missed thee.

Hey A,

I'm afraid I've been up for nearly 28 hours now, and just cannot come up with any witty replies (which irks me to no end). Wall.gif

I do appreciate all of you for your friendly welcome to your playground (I got dibs on the monkey-bars!).  It means a lot, and is very well received. blush21.gif

Thanks to all,

Dan
QUOTE
I'm afraid I've been up for nearly 28 hours now,


I remember when Atlantis sank
And it lay in the sea, cold and dank
I'm so glad you're up
I would ask you to sup
But the best of the beer is drank.


A
Cleo_Serapis
LOL.gif Newbie.gif Artist.gif LOL.gif

This is quite fun to read!   cloud9.gif

Ok here goes another lame Cleo attempt at limerick:  Speechless.gif  medusa.gif

At MM you'll find quite a crew
we're witty and quite like to chew
on words of our stage
where muses engage
performing in style for you!

There's gods of the lore in our midst
and pharaohs provide ancient twists
on scrolls meant to last
we'll dig up the past
aMUSing your intellect gist!


 detective.gif  :drill:  talktohand.gif
QUOTE
At MM you'll find quite a crew
we're witty and quite like to chew
on words of our stage
where muses engage
performing in style for you!


When all of these words have been read
And Limericks all put to bed
The man who said liquor
was quicker and slicker
Might well have been proud of this thread.


Can't remember his name, but he was a famous American poet!


A
Yes I can

It was Ogden Nash
:costume:

A
QUOTE (AkhenhatenII @ Oct. 18 2003, 10:12)
QUOTE

At MM you'll find quite a crew
we're witty and quite like to chew
on words of our stage
where muses engage
performing in style for you!


When all of these words have been read
And Limericks all put to bed
The man who said liquor
was quicker and slicker
Might well have been proud of this thread.


Can't remember his name, but he was a famous American poet!


A

But if liquor was quicker than words,
then this thread would have gone to the birds.
When getting so soused,
my work gets so doused
in a jumble of meaningless slurs.

QUOTE
I remember when Atlantis sank
And it lay in the sea, cold and dank
I'm so glad you're up
I would ask you to sup
But the best of the beer is drank.



Atlantis may fall to the power
of time, in this horrible hour.
Abstain from the tears.
Control all your fears.
Just wait till he's been to the shower.


It's amazing what a couple hours of sleep will do for you (and this pot of pure Kenyan coffee sitting here smart.gif }.

Dan
Sometimes when you're awfully tired
and your thoughts are all mickled and mired
You may try hard to write
But you give up the fight
For you find that your muse has expired.


A.
QUOTE (AkhenhatenII @ Oct. 19 2003, 06:14)
Sometimes when you're awfully tired
and your thoughts are all mickled and mired
You may try hard to write
But you give up the fight
For you find that your muse has expired.


A.

My muse is unamused at your lack
of faith in her craftiness- her knack.
For she has no watch,
but sips at her scotch,
and thinks for my mind, till it comes back.



Yeah, I know.  My muse isn't very amused at this poor effort, either.  But she'll scold me later, then we can make up. devil.gif

Dan
Dera Cleo

Inspired by these words in your recent post :


"another lame Cleo"

A Lim'rick by Cleo_Serapsis ?
No better than making her asp piss:
Another lame Cleo ?
While others claim "Leo" !
Truth is - we present Rev Spooner's Twist !

Love
Alan
A muse that has never been kissed?
A Spooner with that tangy twist?
I'll lurse up my pips
I'll hole with my rips
Wiles no one could ever resist



A
LOVE-LORN LIMERICK

Heard nubile young lassie from Glen Frear
"Rites pagan; Stonehenge! You come here!"
She offered virginity
For young man's fertility,
Alas, there's nowt but upstanding old menhir.

Alan McAlpine Douglas
This person of feminine gender
Was sweet and surprisingly tender
When asked if she would
She cried out "Oh Good!"
And she just couldn't wait to surrender.  
dance.gif

A

I think I'll have to copyright some of these.


:costume:
JustDaniel
So ya think that yer quicker with likker
'n' it betters yer tongue?  Well, it's thicker!
I'd bet Ogden would gnash
at some o' our stash
'n' then not stay around here ta bicker.

Hey, I just woke up!  What do you expect?
sLightly congested, Daniel sun.gif
heartsong7
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
JustDaniel
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.
JustDaniel
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
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.

Alan McAlpine Douglas
JustDaniel
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




JustDaniel
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?
jgdittier
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!
JustDaniel
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.
JustDaniel
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?
Thoth
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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