Posts Tagged ‘Sunday Scribblings’

Limerick Riddle

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Can you guess the last line (or last word) of this limerick? I’ve left empty spaces between lines 4 and 5, so you can guess before reaching the end. (If Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! can do this, why can’t I?)

Limerick Riddle
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It’s often left after a flood.
When you throw it, I might say, “Oh, crud!”
I’m beginning to fear
That my meaning’s unclear…




The word that I’m slinging is “mud.”


(Thanks to Sunday Scribblings for the inspiration.)

Minding My Haiku

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Just a single spark —
all you need to fire up


Blaming messenger
heralds avoidance when you
can’t bear the message.


Some thorny problems
can’t be solved by deep thinking
and just need deep sleep.


(Prompts used in this post: making fire from We Write Poems, messenger from Sunday Scribblings, and thorn from Weekend Wordsmith)

Musical Haiku Quintet

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

String quartet concert
missing one violinist—
time to improvise.


Cruising musician
garners Carnegie Hall gig—
fantasy at sea.


Distracted jazzer
misplaces his melodies—
loses audience.


Clueless conductor
hurls baton at oboist—
finally a cue.


Billy Joel said:
We Didn’t Start The Fire.
Maybe we need to.


(My first and third haiku were inspired by The Writer’s Island improvise prompt. My second haiku was inspired by Haiku Wednesday’s fantasy prompt. My late addition 5th haiku was inspired by Sunday Scribblings’ fire prompt.)

Miss Dating? Not Me! (Limerick)

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Miss Dating? Not me!
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Before I was married I dated
Hardly ever, cause dating I hated.
Then I met hubby Mark,
Which created a spark.
Elated, we dated and mated.

(For more date-related poems, visit Sunday Scribblings)

NOTE: If you like to write limericks or haiku, give my new poetry prompt a try.  My latest topic is right on the money.