April 16, 2011


L is for Limericks, A-Z Blogging Challenge

Do you remember having to write Limericks in school?  They are five-line poems:  Two long lines, two short lines, and then another long line.  They have a rhyming pattern of a-a-b-b-a .

My favorite limericks have been written by Ray Driver.

There was an odd beaver from Corning
Who liked to cook pancakes each morning.
With a flip of his tail,
To the ceiling they'd sail,
Then they'd fall to the floor without warning!

There was a sick seal named Miss Rose
Who went to a doctor she knows.
He advised the young seal,
"Eat a well-balanced meal."
So she balanced a stew on her nose!

There was a slim penguin named Blair
Who munched on an ice-cream eclair.
When she finished that one
She ate twelve more for fun,
Till she looked like a black and white pear!

There was a huge rhino named Lorne
Who loved to eat snacks in the morn.
He had one clever quirk--
As he left home for work,
He had doughnuts stacked high on his horn!

Is there anyone creative enough to write a limerick about the A-Z Blogging Challenge?


  1. I love limericks and have written a bunch of them through the years. Most are the traditional one stanza, but some are a pageful of stanzas in length. Fun little ditties. :O)

    My “N” post is right here: http://www.word-nerd-speaks.com/2011/04/nanowrimo.html
    And you can find the “M” one here: http://www.word-nerd-speaks.com/2011/04/medical-marijuana.html

  2. Wow!!

    I didn't know about limericks. I never heard of them. But sounds fun. The one about the seal and the rhino!! Cool!!

    Keep posting more of them please!!

    with warm regards
    CatchyTips for Writers

  3. I love this! :) Nice to "meet" you through A to Z! I wrote about Shel Silverstein's poetry for my "P" post; poetry can be so much fun!