Muse Amusement (Limerick)

I was browsing my GooglePlus feed, when I encountered this post by poet Tyler Lovelace:

I hate when the first verse of a poem writes itself just to tease you. Then you have to force a lot of the poem out.

I swear my muses are all teases and skanks.

Tyler’s post prompted me to write this comment:

Trimmed down, that could make you a good limerick first line:
“My muses are teases and skanks …”

Tyler immediately (and generously) said the line was mine, thereby becoming my non-tease, non-skanky muse.

Here’s my limerick:

Muse Amusement
By Madeleine Begun Kane

My muses are teases and skanks—
At their worst when my mind’s drawing blanks.
When they offer me rot,
Then I warn them, “Do not
Expect thanks for a concept that tanks!”

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2 Responses to “Muse Amusement (Limerick)”

  1. Thank you for the link back to my blog :)

    Another wonderful limerick
    I knew you would treat the line much better than I could <3

  2. madkane says:

    You’re very welcome. Thanks again for that line!