Wordless Wednesday –Not

A limerick is a humorous poem of 5 lines. Lines 1,2 & 5 must have 7-10 syllables and rhyme. Lines 3 & 4 must have 5 -7 syllables and also rhyme.

OK, easy enough, and a great opportunity to play with words and have fun. My first exposure to a limerick was reading some of the works of Ogden Nash. From that point on I was hooked. And I haven’t even been to Nantucket!

So, here are 3 of my offerings. The first 2 are recent and number 3 was published in the summer but I think it fits nicely here as a reprise. Enjoy.

This once was a body I knew,

That could dance away on cue.

But now I just totter,

While passing waste water,

Depends, someone said, are for you.


I’ve heard of those who run in a circle,

Wringing their hands, awaiting a mir’cle.

Dancing near naked, I’m told,

Is scary, and oh so bold.

While waiting for their turn at ur’nal.


I am told of a suitcase from Durbin,

That always enjoyed a good bourbon.

When filled to capacity,

It had the audacity,

To be rather mean and disturbin.

Iphone pics, 2016 616







7 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday –Not

  1. Anne J. December 4, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Sounds like fun. I’m sure all who read them smiled. I must try them.


    • Dan Drews December 4, 2016 / 4:53 pm

      They are fun. They allow you to take poetic licence and juggle words to fit. Thanks for your comment. Cheers.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Miriam November 27, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Loved your limericks Dan. They put a smile on my face this morning. Fun post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dan Drews November 27, 2016 / 10:06 pm

      OK, I have done my part, now just hold that smile……all day!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Miriam November 27, 2016 / 10:10 pm

        Oh, I hope I can Dan. I’m taking my daughter back to the doctors in an hour so the worry is taking over a bit. But I’ll just keep your limericks in my head! Thanks 😊


  3. Dan Drews November 24, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    Thanks Lewis, I hate restrictions; it puts a drain on my on my word pool. Thanks for dropping by.


  4. Lewis Williams November 24, 2016 / 10:22 am

    Just to say, though, it’s perfect possible for a limerick to have 11 syllables in its longer lines.

    This one appears in lots of books:

    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


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