June 18, 2005

Limericks for all

Charu's ruminations on an ongoing effort with limericks had me dredging my mind for my favourite examples of the genre. A couple posted there, and two more here.

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A thoughtful young poet named Peter
Had terrific problems with meter.
His poems would tend
To come to an end
Suddenly.

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Another young poet called Stan
Wrote poetry that just wouldn't scan.
When asked why this was,
He said, "It's because
"I always like to cram as many words into the last line -- I mean this line and not the one before and not the one before that and certainly not the first one, do you get me or do I have to repeat myself? -- as I possibly possibly can."

4 comments:

Suhail said...

Haha...That second one was good.
You wrote em...or ??

Sunil said...

This one by Nash is one of my favs.

A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, "let us flee!"
"Let us fly!" said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue

Parii said...

LOL good ones :-))

Charu said...

Once again charu has ruminated - this time on the cow - am fast turning into a ruminator