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Alas, alas, here we in the Northern Hemisphere are in the dark throes of winter, snow up to the yin-yang and all that … not to speak of long dark days … what to do?
Why look for something to do that’s bright, fun and peppy … like writing a limerick!
The limerick is a humorous (and sometimes bawdy be sure to warn your readers if you take this route) five-line poem, invented in Limerick, Ireland with a nifty meter (there are known variations):
da da Dum da da Dum da da Dum da da for lines 1, 2 and 5
da Dum da da Dum for lines 3 and 4
The rhyme scheme is A – A – B – B – A and for those who prefer syllables it’s a 9/9/6/6/9 syllable scheme … you can see some examples at Shadow Poetry . Here’s my example which I’ve just written for you:
I once knew a man from Killarney
He was born with the gift of the blarney
He could talk you right out
Of your Guinness dark stout
And he sang just like Paul McCartney.
Well I’m sure this isn’t the best Limerick you’ve ever read, but it’ll do more or less as an example goes!
Now … for something to get us into a limerick mood … why not a limerick song from a Master of Limerick:
Of course like the title says, if you like you may wish to write a shadorma, a six-lined poem with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5 and to do so here’s a photo which might inspire you:
Whatever you choose to do, once you’ve finished your post, please tag: BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, ping back to us or put your address in the comments then put your info onto the Mr. Linky app.
And a top of the morning to you (or have a nice evening whichever comes first)!!
And just for a laugh — Data’s Ode to Spot (his cat).