Operatic Acrostic Limerick

Operatic Acrostic Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Oh that tenor who’s playing the king
Pierces eardrums while trying to sing.
Easy notes he should reach
Really readily screech,
As we grab some bananas to fling.

(Prompted by Acrostic Only)

If you’d like to read the opera-related humor column that won me the 2008 Robert Benchley Society Award For Humor, here’s my Guide For The Opera Impaired.

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18 Responses to “Operatic Acrostic Limerick”

  1. Amanda says:

    this is hilarious! Next time there is a screecher I am bringin’ bananas!

  2. mareymercy says:

    LOL. No tomatoes?

  3. kaykuala says:

    It would be more challenging than the ones I’ve tried. One is a little restricted but that is where the challenge is. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh my I must remember banans for the next time at teh opera!

  5. Lisa says:

    Ha Ha – What a fun take on the prompt.

  6. brian says:

    bananas to throw…now why didnt i think of that…lol…fun stuff

  7. Isn’t it awful when they do really struggle like that though. Smiling.

  8. Pat Hatt says:

    haha bananas could be thrown like a boomerang

  9. RJ Clarken says:

    Well done! So, after the intermezzo, what’s the 2nd act limerick? ☼

  10. RJ Clarken says:

    Otello, by Signor Rossini,
    provokes ol’ Iago (a meanie.)
    Even poor Desdemona
    recitives her persona
    and Emilia just sips her martini.

  11. Love it…nothing like bad opera :)

  12. hahaha this was awesome…!!
    just loved it..!!

  13. RJ Clarken says:

    Oh, here’s to the great coloratura
    performing with total bravura:
    Elektra by Strauss
    right inside the jail house…
    and a captive audience, for sura.

  14. hihi – was thinking of a tenor saxophone first…in germany we would throw tomatoes…but bananas are a cool idea..smiles

  15. Mama Zen says:

    That’s hilarious!

  16. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your fun comments and kind words. And thanks RJ for your clever acrostic limericks!

  17. Nanka says:

    You have a fun limerick here in great acrostic style!! You are so perfect in both forms!!