inkycatz


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Remember when we did haiku over the course of May, and I said "we'd be back!"? We're back, but we're not into haiku anymore. At least I'm not. Fall trends indicate a rise in limericks and we're here to help you sharpen your skills in advance!



Did you know that the limerick is part of the quintain poetry family along with tankas and cinquains? They all contain five lines, just in different styles. This sort of thing is what we learn from Wikipedia when we get too old to remember that factoid from classes of years gone by.

This is a limerick:
The limerick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

This is not a limerick:
lend me your monkeys
shrieking loudly through the air
this is bananas

This week for Back to School we're making all our limericks woot themed.

Ways in which "The Man" holds you back/Guidelines for increasing your time in the spotlight:
* Woot themed, obviously. It keeps us on track!
* Five lines, and five lines only. Six is not five, and four is not quite there.
* Rhyme it!
* Keep it clean, which is to say if the word filter changes your limerick to not rhyme/make no sense, you probably should change your limerick because we won't.
* Please make it funny because it is summer and the world is full of sadness already. We don't come here for the sadness.

Scary Learning Opportunities:
How to write a limerick
The Limerick Factory

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  • (12:07 AM, 8/18/2012) [POET] thumperchick rocked it out, poetry style.


I'm just hanging out, really.

lichme


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I waited forever for crap
Got tired and took a nap
While I was dreaming
The woot gods were scheming
There's no Bee-O-Cee for this chap

lichme


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Bump: Come on, look at all the effort that went into writing this up, needz more additions.

thumperchick


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There once was an artist named Bass
Whose mice shirts cause quite a splash
While her generous heart
Just sets her apart
She'll creep you out in a flash!

thumperchick


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Bah! Bundle of Carrots from Woot!
And you charge me 8 dollars to boot
Then you send my crap
all over the map
Dangit, I just want me loot!

(Okay, I think that's it for now.)

dontwantaname


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lichme wrote:Bump: Come on, look at all the effort that went into writing this up, needz more additions.




I think it is great!

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
No greater love is lost than that not shared.

dontwantaname


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They are all good!

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
No greater love is lost than that not shared.

pooflady


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There once was a website called Woot
Which we all thought was a hoot
Then the gods, they done changed it
And all rearranged it
So we don't spend as much loot.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

thumperchick


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inkycatz


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thumperchick wrote:Bah! Bundle of Carrots from Woot!
And you charge me 8 dollars to boot
Then you send my crap
all over the map
Dangit, I just want me loot!

(Okay, I think that's it for now.)



I loved this! Check your PM box.

I'm just hanging out, really.

thumperchick


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