An Ode To The Limerick

The Washington Post runs a yearly limerick writing competition as part of its Style Invitational and has just announced this year’s winners. No, I didn’t win, but I was pleased to receive an Honorable Mention.

If you’d like to read some clever, well-written limericks, I recommend reading the winning limericks.

And now, a limerick about writing limericks:

An Ode To The Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Writing lim’ricks is sometimes confusing
Cuz the rules can be tricky and bruising.
But their sing-songy beat
Can be fun — just don’t cheat.
Write them right and they’re very amusing.

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4 Responses to “An Ode To The Limerick”

  1. Peter Metrinko says:

    There was an old poet named Peter
    Who had problems writing limericks in proper meter

  2. amanda says:

    Congrats on the Honorable mention
    Accolades must suffice as your pension
    As she said with a grin
    “I think you should win!”
    At least that is my contention!

  3. madkane says:

    LOL Peter and Amanda. And Amanda thanks so much for your versified contention.

  4. Veralynne says:

    I don’t know how I missed all this! I didn’t get any of the scoop on the first lim’rick competition. Congrats on the Honorable Mention, though I’m shocked that you didn’t win a greater level!! (Damn! There I go with those bangs again!)