Posts Tagged ‘Poetry Writing’

Sundry Verse About Writing Poetry

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Haiku hankering
mixed with lim’rick addiction —
housework hiatus.


I am on a quest
For haiku or senryu.
Mission accomplished.


line breaks can seduce readers
into thinking
you’ve said something


An Ode To The Limerick

Monday, September 13th, 2010

The Washington Post runs a yearly limerick writing competition as part of its Style Invitational and has just announced this year’s winners. No, I didn’t win, but I was pleased to receive an Honorable Mention.

If you’d like to read some clever, well-written limericks, I recommend reading the winning limericks.

And now, a limerick about writing limericks:

An Ode To The Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Writing lim’ricks is sometimes confusing
Cuz the rules can be tricky and bruising.
But their sing-songy beat
Can be fun — just don’t cheat.
Write them right and they’re very amusing.

Irreparable Poem

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Irreparable Poem
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I’m writing some verse about mending.
My deadline is soon and unbending.
But alas I can’t fix it
And may have to nix it.
My problem? Can’t think of an ending.

(You can find more endings here.)