Poetic Fantasy (Limerick)

Today’s prompt over at dVerse is “work.” Here’s what I came up with:

Poetic Fantasy (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Just imagine a job that would pay
Us to sit and write poems all day:
If that’s all that we did
For our buck or our quid,
Would we have something worthy to say?

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15 Responses to “Poetic Fantasy (Limerick)”

  1. brian miller says:

    smiles…where can i sign up? and if we got paid for it, would it suddenly taint the way we right? that is a great question…

  2. made me smile and think…and honestly..i don’t think i would want it…maybe it would become routine then …rather like to write in the in between/the stolen time..makes it much more adventurous…smiles

  3. What an excellent poem about work!
    It’s a P.I.T.A. you can’t shirk:
    If you can’t pay the mortgage,
    You’re out with the garbage,
    With naught but the poems in your purse.

  4. Bodhirose says:

    Well maybe it would become as routine and boring as any other job..if you HAD to do it..damn!

  5. Ha ha ha- I WANT this job – but on the serious side- i wonder if I was paid full time to write poetry- I wonder what it would come out like …crap probably…or crapper anyway ha ha ha….your limericks are GReAt!

  6. margo roby says:

    I’ll take the pay anyway. That is a good point, though. Look at the novelists who loose their edge when they become popular. it’s rather like politics. To keep the audience, you have to make the audience happy.

  7. I’ll have what she’s having.

  8. I would try to have something to say, every minute of every day, if I was getting paid for it ;) You bet!

  9. I’d hope so!! You’re a limerick master, Mad!! I’m always impressed with the fluidity of your words in such a tight space!! :)

  10. Fun one, Mad! Here’s one back at you:

    An excellent question I say!
    Could we “poem” all day for our pay?
    I’m afraid if we try
    all the pleasure might die,
    and it’d feel like all work and no play!


  11. laurie kolp says:

    Now, that would be some job. Sign me up!

  12. kelly says:

    It is a great question… and I would welcome the chance to find out!

  13. Ha, the pressure of getting paid for love. Don’t know, but worth a ponder. Enjoyed this much.

  14. zongrik says:

    it’s called retirement :)

    Sonnet 24

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Samuel and Pamela for your fun verse and thanks everyone for your amusing, enthusiastic comments!