Saturday, March 2, 2013

March-ing Out the Limericks

In honor of St. Patrick, I have decided that March will be Limerick month on my blog and I am inviting YOU to be my inspiration (more on that in a moment).

Though the Limerick Poem is derived from the Irish town of Limerick, this poetic form can be traced back to fourteenth century England, where the form was used in nursery rhymes.  Often repeated in the British pubs, dirty versions of these poems were created by the "drunks" giving Limericks a "bad rap" and thus the form's dismissal as true poetry.

However, both Shakespeare and Edward Lear wrote Limericks...and, if it is good enough for them, it is good enough for me.

Now, on to how YOU can be my inspiration!

Limericks are funny poems written about someone - and I am going to need a lot of "someones" to write Limericks about if I am going to write them all month.  So, if you would like to be the subject of your very own Limerick poem, please email me HERE with the following information:

Your Name
Your Blog URL
Your Breed
City, State and/or County, Province, Country of Residence
and One funny or silly Fact about You

I will be posting Limericks on my blog under the label "March-ing Out the Limericks". You will also be able to see them listed on My Poems page(If you would like to re-post your Limerick onto your own blog, please let me know in your email and I will send you the proper attribution to use with it.)

Here is my first Limerick for the month (I am my own inspiration for this one):

There once was an old dog in Delray
whose fur was starting to gray.
He went for a dye,
to look young and spry
but the bald spot gave him away.

25 comments:

  1. Oz you're very young at heart and that's all that matters :) Love your limerick idea and momz will send you an email so you can say something funny about me Happy Saturday!

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    1. Yes, I am young at heart...but it is fun to poke fun at oneself every now and again! I look forward to receiving your email!
      *high paws my pal*

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  2. Oz, I think you're going to have an awful lot of fun with this! I enjoy a good limerick, and I'm sure you'll have some very funny ones!

    Bunny

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    1. Oh, I hope I'll be able to write some funny ones! Paws crossed because they aren't as easy to write as one would think!

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  3. Pawsome idea Oz. We'd love one. You have our details. We are a cross King Charles Cav with a Working Cocker Spaniel and we are from London and we love hunting squirrels.
    Have a super Saturday. No worries replying as we do not get replys to our comments. However if you take up the challenge we will see it in your posts.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. what fun!!! Dakota said to count him in for sure!

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  5. Love it, just sent you an email! How fun!

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  6. How unbelievably fun!!! I'm emailing you from naturebydawn. :0)

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  7. What a cool idea!
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  8. Oh how fun! I would love to have a limerick written about one of my pets. I will send you an email. Also, I learned a lot about limericks. Didn't know any of that stuff about them.

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  9. What fun! We will have our mom send you an e-mail ASAP!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  10. Hahaha! Love it!
    Will try to think up something funny about me and will email you soon xx

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  11. I can't wait to read them!

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  12. What a fun idea! Can't wait to read more of them!
    Your pals,
    Diane and Rocco Havanese

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  13. Hehe, I like your limerick, Oz! I hope mom will have some time to help me come up with a limerick of my own :)

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  14. Just sent you an email, Oz! No worries if you can not get around to Taylor's limerick, because I have a feeling this idea is going to take off fast! I always struggled with writing poetry while in school...I'm sooo jealous of your mad skills! ;)

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  15. What a great idea! Maybe mom can think of something funny about me and send you an email! I am going to get her on this!

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  16. I'm a Blonde Border Collie, who's nearly two. I love my ball and swimming. I chase Alfie my cat.

    Mollie and Alfie

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Oz the Terrier