Flaring Verse (Limerick and Haiku)

Jenn’s haiku theme this week is flare. So I decided to have some homonym fun, writing a flair limerick and a flare haiku:

A woman who dressed with much flair,
Wearing clothes I for one would not dare,
One morning looked odd—
Neither stylish, nor mod—
Alas, she was utterly bare.

*****

When bad tempers flare,
they tend to bare* grievances
best left buried.

*****

*In my haiku, I changed bear to bare after my husband Mark pointed out my error. Since I’m always pointing out his errors, Mark really enjoyed this. :)

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14 Responses to “Flaring Verse (Limerick and Haiku)”

  1. Pat Hatt says:

    Well as long as she was cute
    That would be a hoot..haha

  2. Nanka says:

    Great message in the second!! I like the homonym in the limerick, you really have that great flair for doing these so very well!!

  3. Amanda says:

    so true so true, sometimes a burial is the best thing….

  4. Anu says:

    Very interesting!

    Reminds me of the Mother Hubbard one…

    In days of yore
    when girls went out to swim
    they dressed like Mother Hubbard
    now a days they are not quite so prim
    they dress more like her cubboard

  5. Oh, that is a good one! What fun. Differences can do that….

  6. And make no mistake, sooner or later bad tempers DO flare–and fierce is their burning!

    One Kind of Flare

  7. kaykuala says:

    Madeleine,
    Submitting this for the fun of it.

    A woman who dressed with much flair
    Was such a joy to see for those who care
    Flaunting her assets
    Got the wives upset
    Much to the delight of the menfolks there

    Hank

  8. tara tyler says:

    oops! i hope trends dont turn that bad!

    and i love your haiku & its sentiment

  9. Love the limerick, and the haiku is bang-on. Well done!

  10. Loved both Madeleine :O)

  11. RiA says:

    you got bared too!

  12. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments and limericks.

    In my haiku, I changed bear to bare after my husband Mark pointed out my error. Since I’m always pointing out his errors, Mark really enjoyed this. :)

  13. Haha. Cute poems. And… we all need an editor sometimes. :)