When Readings Go From Verse To Worse

I was asked to read several limericks at the third annual Los Angeles Limerick Fest Wednesday night, held at the Altadena Ale House. Since I live in New York City, arrangements were made for me to read them via phone.

As you can tell from this limerick, my reading went awry:

When Readings Go From Verse To Worse
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Reading limerick verse from afar
Via phone to a mike in a bar
Is a risky affair:
Noise and feedback will blare.
Pass the sidecar. I’m still below par.

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10 Responses to “When Readings Go From Verse To Worse”

  1. Reading limericks, by phone, to an ale house miles away? How odd.

  2. poetrydiary says:

    It could be worse – I once gave a speech in a bar where the background noise was so loud I’m absolutely sure no one heard a single word I said. It became a mime act!

    Nice for you to be asked though, and experiments like this always worth a go..better luck next time.

  3. Poet Laundry says:

    By phone, eh? Better luck next time. Your limerick is funny though.

  4. Robyn says:

    At least you didn’t have to worry about what to wear!

  5. Sounds like a brave attempt, anyway

  6. Libby says:

    But to find humor and be able to laugh at/with yourself is to raise the bar for all of us.

  7. Serena says:

    The Los Angeles Limerick fest? What a cool sounding fest. I wish I would have known…

  8. Kim Nelson says:

    Groans and gasps of laughter are equally healing…

  9. WabiSabi says:

    You had me at the title! Very funny one, Madeline and I agree with Robyn about not needing a new outfit!

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments!