The Buglers (Acrostic Limerick)

What’s even more fun than writing limericks? Writing acrostic limericks:

The Buglers (Acrostic Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Bells up in the air, buglers blare,
Raising rackets most ears can not bear,
And amazing, but true,
Stopping right on their cue.
So their vision, at least, is still there.

(Posted at the DVerse music prompt.)

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16 Responses to “The Buglers (Acrostic Limerick)”

  1. very cool..a music limerick.. playing the saxophone myself i def. know how loud this can get…esp. if you’re playing in a group…ha

  2. brian miller says:

    ha but they cant hear a thing…smiles…def can be alarmingly loud…

  3. hannah uk says:

    Well, that is a new combination to me.
    I like the different spellings for the [air] sounds.

  4. Great limerick, actually quite complex and fitting the story well into such few words- AND with the great limerick rhythm! Yeah- I bet them brass instruments are LOUD!!!

  5. I was at a few disco dances in my time where the music was so loud, it was shaking our insides…LOL
    Great limerick!

  6. zongrik says:

    this is really great. so different from the rest of your work, it has a certain seriousness to it, yet maintains the limerick form, wait are yoiu allowed to do that?

    tenaciously as conundrum

  7. christine says:

    we have a new brass player in our house, a trumpeter who is doing her best, nice that the weather is warmer, and we can go outside while she practices

  8. Blue Flute says:

    So cool to see a musical limerick, and when I think about it, limerick’s are well suited for it ;-)

  9. Fred says:

    Oh that was neat. I never saw an acrostic limerick done before. Seems like a challenge for sure, a fun one though, which after reading your poem here, I can definitely see you had fun creating it. Thanks.

  10. Jannpoet says:

    Wow that is a challenging one well done!

  11. Linda Fuller says:

    Great job! I love the combination of forms.

  12. viiv blake says:

    This is a cracker. I love the way that any theme is grist to your limerick

  13. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiastic comments!

  14. Rachel says:

    Awesome limerick! I love it when you add the acrostic. :)

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, Rachel. It’s challenging, but lots of fun!