Eight Lines On Demand (Updated)

A verse of eight lines
has been ordered today.
So a lim’rick won’t fit.
Must I really obey?

I’ve already done five.
Counting this one, it’s six.
Since I’ve traveled this far,
guess I’ll finish, for kicks.

(DVerse Poets asks for 8-line poems today.)

UPDATE: I just realized that today’s double dactyl for John Mortimer (of Rumpole fame) also fits the bill:

Higgledy Piggledy
John Clifford Mortimer
Barrister, Author,
Rumpolian wit.

Bailey, his bailiwick
He and his Horace sure
Loved to acquit.

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17 Responses to “Eight Lines On Demand (Updated)”

  1. Bjorn says:

    To write without the anapests
    is not what Mad Kane likes the best
    cause she gets her kicks
    from Limericks
    and eight lines is a gruesome test

  2. Don’t take this the wrong way
    But limericks are more your forte

    Peace, Linda

  3. Eight line poems are like 10 word poems, at least for me; just an exercise in aesthetics. As you know most of my poems are a bit wordy. Yours made me smile; thanks.

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks, Glenn.
    Very funny, Bjorn!
    Can’t argue with you, Linda.

  5. Grace says:

    How fun & I am smiling at Bjorn’s comment, ha ~

  6. Gabriella says:

    I enjoyed this octet. It made me smile.

  7. Mary says:

    sometimes it is good to challenge oneself and do something out of character.

  8. kanzensakura says:

    I like your eight line poem very much and was made to smile broadly at the addition beneath it. I too have my specialty but sometimes, when we step outside of them, we delightfully surprise ourselves – and others!

  9. billgncs says:

    I thought of you when I suggested the prompt – but of course a limerick is always in order….

  10. madkane says:

    LOL! Thanks everyone!

  11. And yes.. but ynot write
    an octet as a limerick..
    or a triolet as a violet..
    or a violin as a viola or
    a keyboard as a typewriter
    of ebony and ivory flow
    or am i getting close enough
    to end this now at eight..:)

  12. zongrik says:

    finish for kicks…lol. could there be better reasons?

    Things Could Be More Reliable

  13. Kathy Reed says:

    Always fun when you join in, M. I wish I could be as sharp with the limericks as everyone else. It takes great acumen!

  14. HA says:

    Haha! I loved your limerick-ey octet. :-)

  15. lynn__ says:

    MK, you always know how to have FUN, whether limerick, octet, or PUN :)

  16. Other Mary says:

    Oh, very good! Your meter is perfect, which makes it a delight to read.

  17. Bryan Ens says:

    You wrote not a lim’rick today
    but you did really good anyway
    you wrote in eight line
    yes you did really fine…
    this lim’ricks so bad that you wish I’d go away… :-)