Limerick of the Week (104)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick of the Week based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in last week’s Limerick-Off.

Congratulations to Edmund Conti, who wins Limerick of the Week for this clever verse:

A woman once tried to take flight
From a randy Bohemian knight.
But the Czech in the mail
Wouldn’t verge from the trail
And his lance at a glance was upright.

Congratulations to Craig Dykstra, who wins this week’s Facebook Friends’ Choice Award for this limerick which received the most Facebook “likes.”

A Kitty Hawk gal dreamed of flight,
How she wished she could soar like a kite.
Then she met Orville’s brother
And soon would discover
She’d finally met Mr. Wright.

And congratulations to these Honorable Mention winners (in random order) Josie Two Shoes, Tim James, Steve Whitred, Kevin Ahern, Jane Shelton Hoffman, and Jim Gallagher. Here are their respective Honorable Mention limericks:

Josie Two Shoes:

A fellow whose mind oft’ took flight
Found himself in a bit of a plight.
He arrived at the dance,
But forgot to wear pants.
His dance card was full the whole night.

Tim James:

A woman was taking a flight
In a sports car, at ninety, one night.
As her ticket was written,
She watched the cop, smitten,
A clear case of love at first cite.

Steve Whitred:

Hosts of angels, wings beating in flight
Held celestial bodies just right.
Physics pulled back that curtain,
But I’m still uncertain
How ‘quantums’ can shed any light.

Kevin Ahern:

The lass in the back of the flight
Kind of liked flying into the night
Cuz her boyfriend beside her
No light would provide her.
On a date darkness is a de-light.

Jane Shelton Hoffman:

A vampire was planning his flight
And whom he would visit to bite.
He thought of a Czech
Who had a fat neck.
“But perhaps some Italian tonight?”

Jim Gallagher:

With an S on his chest he takes flight
In the battle of wrong versus right.
But when mano a mano
The man sings soprano,
His fetching red briefs are too tight.

Congratulations again to all the winners for your wonderful limericks. And thanks to everyone for your fun submissions.

In the next couple of minutes I’ll be posting a new Limerick-Off, which gives you yet another opportunity to win Limerick Of The Week.

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11 Responses to “Limerick of the Week (104)”

  1. Craig says:

    Congratulations to Jane for several great lims this week and to all the rest as well. A tough word to work with but you all came through as always! Thanks, Mad.

  2. Craig says:

    Hmmm 1:04 AM … looks like my computer has already Sprung Forward and changed the time clock. Make sure the rest of you do, too!

  3. Jim Delaney says:

    Week 104, eh? I make that 2 years. Congratulations, Mad.

  4. Jane Hoffman says:

    I lost an hour but gained a much appreciated compliment from Craig and an HM from Mad! Thanks to both of you and also a big CONGRATS to all of the winners this time. It was another fun week.

  5. Jamie Hutchinson says:

    super winners & HMs, congrats all!

  6. Congrats to all the winners!

  7. Wow, thanks for the HM, having great fun here! :-)

  8. Johanna Richmond says:

    A fun batch! Congratulations to all!

  9. ChrisD says:

    Good job by all. A special congrats, Ed! Your winner reminds me of two limericks I wrote for defining/using “armigeral” and “cache”:

    A squire gave a lady delight
    With his boss’s equipment one night.
    His armigeral skills
    Brought her rapture and thrills
    In a dance on the lance of the knight.

    A dwarf bent on saving his neck
    Leaves from Prague on a perilous trek.
    To a man loading casks
    At a truck stop, he asks,
    “Tell me, sir, can you cache a small Czech?”

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone. And congrats once again to all the winners!