Macaronic Music (Limerick)

This is my second attempt at macaronic verse — a poem that mixes two languages in a humorous manner. While Latin is often the second language, this macaronic limerick uses musical terms:

Macaronic Music
By Madeleine Begun Kane

If you fiddle around while I speak,
Then I’ll trumpet your lousy technique.
If you flaut me, beware!
Your bass secret will air —
Broken G string and all, horny freak!

(Poets United prompts us to writing something about sound.)

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14 Responses to “Macaronic Music (Limerick)”

  1. LOL “If you fiddle around while I speak,
    Then I’ll trumpet your lousy technique.” :D

    It must be certainly difficult to write macaronic verse with a rhyme scheme. I don’t know much about it; never tried my hands on it.

    And, I will not fiddle around while you speak, I promise. :)

  2. brian miller says:

    broken g string…hahaha…

  3. Rachel says:

    Hahaha. Love this one! I’m very much a music lover, so the musical terms gave me an extra chuckle. Your bass secret… :)

  4. Dana Leah says:

    haha! i so love music in poetry, and this is concise, humorous and interesting all at once! lovely job. x

  5. Nice!!! G-string…lol!!!

  6. haha, great! hilarious :-D
    Best, M.

  7. Linda Fuller says:

    Great job!

  8. Sara v says:

    Mad you are such a clever woman:-) Very fun!

  9. Sara McNulty says:

    This is brilliant, Mad.

  10. Manicddaily says:

    Very funny, Madeleine! k.

  11. madkane says:

    Thanks so much for your kind and enthusiastic words!

  12. Ella says:

    Witty n’ and so fun to read! Very clever…I love the play on words!

  13. madkane says:

    Thanks very much, Ella!