Poems About Poems (Limerick and Haiku Prompt)

Today’s limerick and haiku theme is poems about poems or, if you prefer, poems about writing. First, my limerick about writing haiku:

Ode To The Haiku
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It’s seventeen-syllable verse —
Maybe less — yes it has to be terse.
What a challenge to do —
This form called haiku,
Whose brevity’s blessing and curse.

And here’s a pair of haiku about poetry, the first about writing limericks, the second about poetry writing in general:

Anapestic twists,
AABBA rhyme scheme.
Add wit and you’re home.

Ideas, thoughts, fragments
Of inspiration surge forth.
Poetry is born.

Now, of course, it’s your turn. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a limerick or haiku (or both) about poetry and/or writing in general. When you’ve posted your verse, please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry.

(If you need some tips on limerick or haiku writing, I link to some helpful sites here.

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6 Responses to “Poems About Poems (Limerick and Haiku Prompt)”

  1. Wow! First comment!?! Loved your inspiring entries for this prompt. This one set me to thinking a bit.

    Stuck in a blizzard the first day of spring, this was a lot of fun!


  2. Here’s my limerick too. Although limericks are usually whimsical, this one is serious. Today is Good Friday, and this seems appropriate.


  3. paisley says:

    had fun with the prompt this week.. thanks mad…

  4. lissa says:

    I like your limerick about haiku.

    I just did a haiku but no limerick. I find limericks are harder to write.

  5. Tumblewords says:

    Thanks for the prompt – When I grow up, I want to learn how to write limericks!

  6. vincent hefter says:

    As in “The Merchant of…”?

    a vegan may read
    Tennyson…but not Bacon,
    Lamb (or venison?)