Chance Meeting (Wedding Anniversary Limerick)

My wonderful husband Mark and I are celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary today.  Happy anniversary Mark!  This limerick is my gift to you.  (How’s that for getting off cheap?)

Chance Meeting (Wedding Anniversary Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Our encounter took place on a train—
A chance meeting, though far from mundane:
A lucky converging,
With love soon emerging—
Once strangers, now wedded-bliss twain.

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34 Responses to “Chance Meeting (Wedding Anniversary Limerick)”

  1. John Salmon says:

    Twenty nine years?

    You got married at 15?


  2. madkane says:

    Thanks! I only wish. :)

  3. aparna says:

    Congratulations! Have many many more great years together!


  4. madkane says:

    Thanks, Aparna!

  5. Karen Putz says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks, Karen!!

  7. Lill Hawkins says:

    Hmm, very good limerick. My 28th is on the 17th. I don’t suppose… Nah, changing train to VW bus just wouldn’t scan, would it?
    Shine On,

  8. madkane says:

    Thanks, Lill! :)

  9. Lisa says:

    Cute limerick – and Happy Anniversary. That sounds romantic meeting on a train.

  10. Sara says:

    Aw, so sweet. And I could totally picture it happening.

  11. Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed the limerick!

  12. AnthonyNorth says:

    Congratulations. I’m coming up to my 31st next month.

  13. Congratulations! Have many more anniversaries!

    children’s day out

  14. jadey73 says:

    What a beautiful piece to give to your husband. Happy Anniversary to the two of you.

  15. Linda Jacobs says:

    Congrats on your anniversary! And on this nice limerick. I’m always amazed that you use such fresh rhymes!

  16. rambler says:

    hey congrats on the anniversary..

  17. Tumblewords says:

    Wow! Congratulations! And I don’t think you got off cheap at all. I’d have been sweating blood trying to write a limerick!

  18. Marcia (MeeAugraphie) says:


  19. lissa says:

    quite romantic, With love soon emerging— I like that line,

  20. Joyce Taron says:

    Happy Anniversary! I’ll bet you dazzled him with your wit!

  21. madkane says:

    Thanks! Actually, I was in the first year of law school when we met, and I was too busy worrying about exams to be even slightly amusing.

  22. Mark Lysgaard says:

    That is a very cute story
    In all of its mirth and glory
    Like Rob and Laura
    Their middle class aura
    or Rosemarie and Morrie! :-)


  23. madkane says:

    Thanks, Mark!

  24. Thanks so much for your limerick…I think it’s a great present for your husband..I’ll add your blog to my list,please do the same and see if any friends have “how we met” stories to share.
    I’ll post your limerick and a wedding “how we met” story on Sunday.
    We celebrated our 30th this past May 24th:)
    take care and thanks again for sharing.

  25. Kim Nelson says:

    I’m late to this party, but loving the celebration. Great write, Mad!

  26. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Kim and Susan!

  27. brenda w says:

    This is great Madeleine! Thanks for bringing me a warm smile on this cold Montana morning. :)

  28. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Brenda!

  29. Mad Kane,

    A very sweet anniversary gift!
    Happy 29 years together…..

    Best wishes, Eileen

  30. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, Eileen!

  31. Ada and I know all about wedded bliss…

  32. madkane says:

    Glad to hear it, Caddoc. :)

  33. really – you met in a train…how awesome is this…?
    happy anniversary madeleine!

  34. madkane says:

    Thanks, Claudia! Yeah, it was pretty remarkable. :)