Today is National Limerick Day, and Annette has encouraged us (she does this so well!) to write a Limerick: Annette Rochelle Aben’s Blog
Now I’m a bit of a novice at Limericks but I have written one once before on my blog – Easter Eggy Limerick so this is attempt no. 2 so be kind, be gentle with me!!
There are some rules -:
Limericks, like all poetic forms, have a set of rules that you need to follow. The rules for a limerick are fairly simple:
- They are five lines long – keep it short….
- Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with one another …
- Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other…. More Tricky.
- They have a distinctive rhythm, oh my goodness!
That goes da dum-ing along like this:
da DUM da da DUM da da DUM,
da DUM da da DUM da da DUM,’
da DUM da da DUM,
da DUM da da DUM,
da DUM da da DUM da da DUM
You get the idea….. I’m da dum da da dum …ing along here!!!!!
- They are usually funny. I hope …..
The Old Dog From Loch Ness
There was an old dog from Loch Ness,
He got in to such a big mess,
He ate his big paw,
Fun-gal… ‘fec-tion an’all!
He stopped for a mo’ to digest.
No! Stop it terr-ior ! There’s no way!
I like them their paws, Ness did say!
The old dog did flop,
He said, ‘Do have a pop?’
Then Ness said yes, do let me play!
Dog tipped his cap said, ‘eat my best,’
Then old Ness protested, ‘is this a test?!’
Old Ness was no fool,
But grub made him drool,
Sly Dog he did woof,’ be my guest!’
What hap-pens next you can but guess,
The dog’s a flee he is a pest,
A mag-ic mon-ster,
A beast! What a cur!
Old Ness’s skin was soon dog-gie vest!
© Marjorie Mallon 2016 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.
Hope you like my limerick! Have you written one, or are planning to write one? Do let me know in the comments…
Bye for now,
Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx
Well done! I had a go too – it’s a lot harder than it looks at first glance, isn’t it? 🙂
It sure is…. 🙂
Bravo Marje…you’re less newer at it now than me 🙂
Thanks Gary. 🙂
Neat 😀 Here is my effort –
There was a young dog from Loch Ness
Whose life was lacking in zest
He put on a hat
Said “How about that?”
And Nessie said “surely you jest”
Love it! That doggie has gone time travelling back to his youth! Ha ha such fun.
You are screamingly talented! What a fabulous limerick tale. Thank you for sharing and sharing! <3
Aww thanks Annette so sweet of you, enjoyed writing it so much. Thank you for sharing too.
Well done, Marje. 😀
Thanks Hugh. 🙂
Ha ha! Great fun!
I enjoyed doing this – it started off as a old man then became an old dog! It’s fun where poetry takes you!!
Some days you’ve just gotta commit to wherever it takes you 🙂
Excellent work doll. This really needs a limerick about you…I just got to go work. But happy day to yah.
Thank you! Have a lovely day. 🙂
A limerick poem! A great idea, Marje and brilliantly done – has me smiling. 😀
Thank you Annika, oh by the way I just nominated you to do a Writer’s Q & A if you fancy joining in. Info on my latest blog post. 🙂
Very good Marje! It was funny and gross. Ha, ha! Loved the third stanza. Writing a Limerick does not seem simple at all. One day I’ll build up the courage to do it. 🙂