Posted by: jockmackenzie | March 25, 2010

“Poetry & Song” – Entry 14 – Limerick #6

My First Choices

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To have a class collection of limericks, preferably those supplied by students, is a great thing to have on hand for a variety of reasons. During the Poetry Recitation part of the Poetry Unit, it can be handy to have an assortment of 5 liners to get a student up to the 30 second minimum.

There are a gazillion limericks out there but I must add a few personal favorites.

Limericks – My Personal Favorites

There was a young lady of Niger

Who smiled as she rode on a tiger

They returned from the ride

With the lady inside

And the smile on the face of the tiger.

A tutor who tooted the flute,

Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.

Said the two to the tutor,

“Is it harder to toot, or

To tutor two tooters to toot?”

There was a young lady who tried

To live on just apples. She died.

The unfortunate miss

Really perished of this:

Too much cider insider her inside.

There was a young man who said, “Why

Can’t I look in my ear with my eye”

If I put my mind to it,

I’m sure I can do it.

You never can tell till you try.”

There was an old lady of Rye

Who was baked by mistake in a pie

To the family’s disgust

She broke out of the crust

And exclaimed, with a yawn, “Where am I?”

There was a young man of the cape

Who always wore trousers of crépe

When asked, “Do they tear?”

He replied, “Here and there.

But they keep such a beautiful shape.”

There was a young lady of Bright

Who traveled much faster than light.

She started one day

In a relative way

And returned on the previous night.

Do you have some favorite limericks? Wanna share?

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