Stan Carey of the Sentence First blog and the MacMillan blog and sundry other lingusitic habitats is holding a limerick competition – yeah! – and there are some really great ones there, don’t miss them. Deadline: September 21st.
My contributions are a bit dour for limericks, but such is the life of an English teacher:
Krashen wrote all about acquisition
being outside the realm of tuition
which made me morose
and take a whole course
which was fine, but I’m still no magician.
There can never be any consensus
Whether German will lull English senses
Russell Smith got it right
Spoken softly by night
by a beauty it surely mends fences.
“Until Friday,” she’d said, so I queried
“You’ll be writing all week?!” I was worried.
“No, I’ll do it on Thursday,
you’ll have it on Friday.”
“By Friday, then, fine.” Out I hurried.
limericks written by my wife
have always to do with real life
while the husband sits still
on the sofa being ill
It feels like being stuck by a knife
My poor darling, dear husband Helmut,
your backache is awful, and I’m mute.
Massage and warm baths,
time off and some laughs
will pluck your pain out by the root!
Nice entries Anne! Stan’s limerick contest is awesome – everyone should go check it out.
Hi Lauren, thanks for the opportunity 🙂 The nicest bit is finding literary blogs to read. I especially enjoyed discovering Tony Noland, http://www.tonynoland.com/