Limerick Ode To Peter Falk

Mark and I were very saddened to hear that Peter Falk has died. He’s provided so much entertainment and so many laughs over the years, I had to write this limerick:

Limerick Ode To Peter Falk
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Alas, we have lost Peter Falk.
He was famed for his “one more thing” talk.
His Columbo spurred laughs
With his “just pretend” gaffes,
As he nailed ev’ry bad guy he’d stalk.

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13 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Peter Falk”

  1. Very well spun and said….

  2. Jesse Levy says:

    Nice ode, Mad. I will miss him too. I met him once about 4 years ago at the LA Film Festival (I had a short in the fest). He was a gracious and kind man.

  3. I can’t add to that. Perfect! And a loss.

  4. Madeleine says:

    Awh I didn’t know he’d died. That’s sad. Love the tribute Limerick to him. Fabulous :O)

  5. scott says:

    Very nice tribute Mad.

    Last night I YouTubed Peter Falk doing the Dean Martin Roast of Frank Sinatra. Good stuff.

  6. hansi says:

    As Columbo, he was the best.

  7. J Sardo says:

    Peter Falk played a great Columbo.
    In a field where the mortal seem jumbo.

    He reached heights not many achieve
    And along the way awards he’d receive.

    In a field where success taps few
    Peter to his character stayed true.

    And so he crafted a remarkable show
    From which his warmth will always glow.

    Break a leg, Peter.

    Falk wrote a biography some years ago entitled Just One More Thing. I have a copy of it around here somewhere. Good book. Tells the story without fluff or scandal. Worth reading.

  8. Veralynne Pepper says:

    Lovely ode, Mad. And to it I say:

    Yes, he will be missed.
    Such fun we had through the years;
    video remains.

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you for your kind, thoughtful comments!

  10. Bob Kennedy says:

    Columbo, i send you these rhymes
    You solved quite a few tricky crimes
    By sniveling lads
    And ascot-wearing cads
    And Jack Cassidy, three or four times

  11. madkane says:

    Nice limerick, Bob!

  12. Wonderful Limerick my mom used to watch Columbo when I was small. I also very much enjoyed your limerick for 3 Word Wednesday

  13. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Candice!