Posts Tagged ‘Getting Older Verse’

Not-So-Colorful Limerick (Poetry Prompt)

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

I hope you’ll join me in writing a limerick with this first line:

A woman whose hair was quite gray…

Here’s mine:

Not-So-Colorful Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A woman whose hair was quite gray
Was told she should dye it — said “Nay!”
She opined that most tresses
When colored were messes,
And cautioned that “Dye does not pay.”

Please feel free to write your own limerick using the same first line and post it in my comments. And if you’re on Facebook, I hope you’ll join my friends in that same activity in my Limerick-Offs.

Gray Matters (Limerick)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Please stay tuned for a big announcement, which is coming in the next day or so.  But in the meantime, I’ve been prompted to write about getting older.  So here’s my Gray Matters limerick:

Gray Matters
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Though young when I started to gray,
I refused to say, “Gray, go away!”
In the decades gone by
I have never used dye.
Mess with nature?  My answer is “Nay!”

My best wishes to LA’ers who’ve been through an earthquake today. Fortunately, so far at least, the damage hasn’t been bad.  I still have vivid memories of the really scary 1971 LA earthquake.