Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: Limericks for March?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    36,400

    Limericks for March?

    On Facebook someone suggested instead of Haiku, in March we do Limericks!

    For those who aren't familiar it is generally fun:
    They are five lines long.
    Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme with one another.
    Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.
    They have a distinctive rhythm:
    They are often funny

    The rhythm is “anapestic,” an easy way to say it is:
    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

    ****

    My initial contribution:

    My brain does not limericks do
    As nicely as it does haiku
    I'll try hard to play
    But won't promise each day
    So the rest will be up to all you!
    I've Been Frosted

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    24,948
    March is finally here
    But spring seems nowhere near.
    The snow and the cold
    Are getting quite old,
    I'd like to kick winter in the rear.
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    Cassie's Catster page: http://www.catster.com/cats/448678

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    36,400
    It's funny that I wanted snow
    But southward the storm it did go
    I know some are weary
    Of grey winter dreary
    But even still, I love it so!
    I've Been Frosted

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Kentucky, LAND OF THE EASILY AMUSED
    Posts
    24,824
    It's march and it's started to snow
    The plows run at night, to and fro
    They slide and they slide
    Scrape the snow just outside
    And keep me awake, this I know.

    Jack Frost came to visit last night
    The snow glistens in the morn light
    I'll have to take care
    and long underwear
    This cold really does have a bite.
    The secret of life is nothing at all
    -faith hill

    World basketball chamopionships, football starts and a world series in October!!.

    No humans were hurt during the posting of this message.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    36,400
    Good ones, Richard!

    Disappointed no snow came my way
    Though I know most prefer that any day
    The sunshine's still quite cold
    Winter still has its hold
    No matter what the early birds say

    (We had some robins arrive, a whole flock of them, about 3 weeks too early - there are no bugs or worms yet, they're having to rely on dry birdseed like the rest!)
    I've Been Frosted

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Kentucky, LAND OF THE EASILY AMUSED
    Posts
    24,824
    The numbers for the weather do not tally
    For the transplant who did hail from Cali.
    Would it be bold
    To say it's too cold
    And he misses the temps from the Valley?


    I do not say this with sass
    but one thing I cannot let pass
    I own a brass monkey
    Who is feeling funky
    and outdoors he does freeze his (behind)?

    Ice and snow and the sleet
    For the first few hours is quite neat
    After a few days
    Cabin bound and in a daze
    I feel the need for some heat.

    My fingers go cold at thought
    I forgot the gloves that I bought
    They reside on the table
    Because I am not able
    To remember, my mind must be shot......
    The secret of life is nothing at all
    -faith hill

    World basketball chamopionships, football starts and a world series in October!!.

    No humans were hurt during the posting of this message.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    36,400
    Tiny snowflakes are now falling
    With glee, my mittens are calling
    But I have work to do
    And it is inside, too
    But I know many find it quite galling
    I've Been Frosted

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Kentucky, LAND OF THE EASILY AMUSED
    Posts
    24,824
    A winter vortex quite cold
    To venture out doors is quite bold
    weatherperson on set
    Will never get wet
    do you believe what we're told?

    Slipping and sliding, my feet
    better off wearing some cleats?
    Some places I pass
    Almost fall on my (rear)
    to wallow on the asphalt street?

    Tracks on the new fallen snow
    Squirrels, bird and dogs I do know!
    It's easy to see
    Where the dog took a (vacated his bladder)
    The start and end of the flow?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    36,400
    Lim'ricks are not my brain's forte
    They rarely come nicely my way
    But still I do try
    Don't ask me why
    Just stubborn I guess, as Ma'd say
    I've Been Frosted

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    36,400
    The grass is starting to show
    From beneath the slow-melting snow
    Though it looks pretty sad
    A long freeze it has had
    And it's not even starting to grow
    I've Been Frosted

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Kentucky, LAND OF THE EASILY AMUSED
    Posts
    24,824
    I think that I am just thrilled
    The bulbs I thought I had killed?
    I have reason to shout
    They are starting to sprout
    My winter prayers were fullfilled!

    An extra hour of sun
    Now add some time to my fun-
    But later I will be deranged
    The time again will be changed
    And the savings time will be done?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    36,400
    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    I think that I am just thrilled
    The bulbs I thought I had killed?
    I have reason to shout
    They are starting to sprout
    My winter prayers were fullfilled!
    Aren't bulbs a delight? I don't have any here, but will have to look at the church to see if anything is sprouting in a week or so (we still have snowpack melting in many places ...
    I've Been Frosted

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    24,948
    It's fifty degrees outside today,
    I'd like to go out and play.
    But don't you know
    Tomorrow it might snow
    I wish winter would stay away.
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    Cassie's Catster page: http://www.catster.com/cats/448678

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Kentucky, LAND OF THE EASILY AMUSED
    Posts
    24,824
    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Aren't bulbs a delight? I don't have any here, but will have to look at the church to see if anything is sprouting in a week or so (we still have snowpack melting in many places ...
    More stuff to astound me. It's like a whole new world - all over again!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    15,287
    There once was a kitty in Munich
    who liked to wear a Roman tunic.
    He showed thus that history
    to him was no mystery
    that clever old kitty in Munich.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com