Just a quick reminder – a couple days left to submit a limerick for some rhyme-y meter-y fun (and a chance at a $10 Amazon credit), if anyone else is so inclined!
As the norm of popular poetry these days shifts strongly in the direction of free-verse, I’ve been missing some good ol’ rhyme and meter.
So, this week I thought I would invite everyone to join me in having some fun with theme and structure. I figured we could start with a round of limericks – they’re easy and entertaining, right? If you need a refresher (or just like nit-picky specifications), a limerick is a five-line poem, often comical in nature, with an A/A/B/B/A rhyme scheme, and typically a 3/3/2/2/3-foot meter – every foot usually amphibrachic (short-STRESS-short), but sometimes anapestic (short-short-STRESS).
The theme for these limericks will be…mythological creatures. Well-known or obscure, from any culture.
If you’d like to participate, just post your poem in the comments! As a bit of incentive, I’ll give the author of the best one (in my very subjective opinion) a $10 USD Amazon credit (as regionally appropriate).
Once more, simplified –…
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