Today on my literary odyssey, I’m tackling a type of poem that was made popular by author, artist and champion of all things nonsensical, Edward Lear, back in the 1800’s.
The pure form is said to be inherently obscene, or at least risqué, but the structure is generally described as follows;
Limerick – “A humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.”
This is, I have to admit, more my level. A great many fine examples spring to mind, but I’m committed to original material so here’s my newest composition:
This month I’ll be posting each day
Because I always have something to say
So by hook or by crook
I will sell you my book*
I am determined to make blogging pay.
Tomorrow I shall return to vandalize another classic poetic meter; be afraid, be very afraid.