Sunday, January 04, 2009

Rhyme Time Again

There are those that don't really count limericks as proper poetry. Mainly because of their tendency to lapse into the lewd and the profane. Personally I kind of like them - especially those that spark a response.

One of the best examples of this is the Nantucket limerick.

There was a man from Nantucket,
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
His daughter named Nan,
Ran off with a man.
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

It evoked the following response:

He followed the trio to Pawtucket,
Nan, the man, and the bucket.
He told the man,
He was welcome to Nan.
But as for the bucket, Pawtucket.
And then there are the limericks that delight in playing with words:

She laughed and called him Mr,
Because, in jest, he kr.
So out of spite,
The very same night.
This Mr kr sr.
Now given that we've had three relatively clean examples I guess I should close with something slightly more risque.

There was a young woman from Thrace,
Whose corsets no longer would lace.
Her mother said "Nelly,"
"There's more in your belly"
"Than ever went in through your face."

Nuff said.

1 comment:

Pompuss McVanity said...

I do think that Nan and Paw's bucket deserve greater exposure so here is a contender for the next episode.

The bucketless young woman named Nan
Turned to keeping her cash in a can.
When her man tried to use it
She feared she might lose it
So she snatched up her can and she ran.