Posted by: jockmackenzie | April 30, 2009

“Poetry and Song” – ENTRY 3 – The Limerick

MY LAST ENTRY WAS ABOUT “HINK PINKS” AND THIS ONE DEALS WITH “LIMERICKS” – AND AS I WRITE THESE, I AM REMINDED THAT SOME OF WHAT MY BOOK CONTAINS COULD BE CONSIDERED “BEEN THERE, DONE THAT” . . . BUT TRUST ME, THERE’S MORE AND EVEN THE OLD STANDARDS HAVE A NEW TWIST.

THE ANNUAL LIMERICK CONTEST

I am not a big fan of contests, but this one allows for individuals or small groups to enter a limerick when given this somewhat flexible opening line:

There once was a ______________ (guy, gal, boy, girl) from ______________

The prize given is a prize that I offer frequently to students in my classes. I tout it as being more desirable than a trip to some tropic island, some high tech electronic device, a large amount of cash, or even diamonds and gold. It is the one thing that even the richest of the rich seek; it is the gift that lasts a lifetime. It is – fame and glory.

Knowing that you are a winner, or in my classes, that you were in the group of honorable mentions, is indeed a worthy prize. The first, second, and third place winners and any “honorable mentions” are posted, not in the classroom, but in the hallway for all to read and admire. As many as room will allow are published in the school newsletter.
AND FROM LATER IN THE CHAPTER

Student-written Limericks
Some of these limericks are winners or honorable mentions from “The Annual Limerick Contest” while others are limericks with problems. If the limerick is “all good” then just enjoy it. If there’s a problem, see if you can fix it.

There once was a girl from Pantango
Who was obsessed with eating wild mango
Her mother would shout,
“Stop now or be stout
And then you can’t dance the fandango!”

There once was a guy ten feet tall
Who wandered around at the mall
Since his feet were like skis
They smelt of green cheese
So everyone ran down the hall.


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