Hello and welcome to our ninth week of terribly poeting.
Looking for directions? See “How To Write Terrible Poetry.”
Beside learning the awfulness that is terrible poetry construction, I feel a lesson is in order regarding limericks. A limerick follows a rhyming pattern (AABBA). It follows a specific meter; the Lords of Wikipedia say that is an anapaest meter.
Here’s an example limerick I wrote awhile back:
There once was a mother of four
Who never could sweep up her floor.
The clothes and the toys
Were stuck beneath boys.
Daddy wonders who taught them to swore.
Knowing all this, here are the rules:
- Topic: The Weather.
- For length, you gotta do a limerick. Or two. Don’t make us sit through more than that, please.
- The poem needs to rhyme in AABBA format, but you don’t have to use exact rhymes. Use near rhymes just to drive us up the wall if you’d like.
- Make it bad. Make Edward Lear appear to you in the middle of the day to criticize your format and word usage.
- Keep it PG-rated.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST next Friday (January 18, 2019) to submit a poem.
Post your poem or a link to it in the comments, or fill out this somewhat nifty form.
I really do read them all, but have an occasional underage helper climbing on my lap while I’m typing. I’m going to double- and triple-check everything next week before publishing.