Monday, September 30, 2013

ABC Wednesday

The Letter this week is L

L is for Limerick



A short, humorous, sometimes ribald, nonsense poem
 
consisting of five lines
 
with an anapestic metre  AABBA
 
popularized by Edward Lear in his 'Book of Nonsense'
 
 
 
and taken up by all sorts and conditions of men (and women)
 
some entertaining, and some really just awful!!!
 
Here are some good ones by Ogden Nash
 
Limerick One
 
An elderly bride of Port Jervis
Was quite understandably nervis,
Since her apple-cheeked groom,
With three wives in the tomb,
Kept insuring her during the Service.
 
Limerick Two
 
There was a young lady of Guam
Who peddled her charms, charm by charm,
Inspired, I suppose,
By the classical prose
Of W. Somerset Maugham.
 
Limerick Three
 
A lady from near Rising Sun,
She flattened her boy friend in fun,
Saying, Don't worry kid,
That's for nothing you did,
It's for something I dreamt that you done.

There are others which are really much too risqué to be included in a fine Meme like
ABC Wednesday
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Leap over to the loverly site to see what other Ls are lying in wait for you.

13 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Here is another one for you Hildred - rather rude I am afraid but it is the only I can remember!
There was a young lady of Tottenham,
who had no manners or else had forgotten 'em.
While at tea at the vicars
she took off her knickers
because she said she felt hot in'em.

Roger Owen Green said...

the first limerick someone taught me, "There once was a girl from Cape Cod," I cannot repeat here!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for the morning smiles (out-loud ones)and the memories).

Carver said...

Limericks is a great idea for L week. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Leslie: said...

You found some good ones that weren't too rude to put on here. Most of them are downright DIRTY! lol

By the way, I love the photo for your header!

Leslie
abcw team

Norma Ruttan said...

what fun you favored us with!

ChrisJ said...

I knew what limericks are and thought I had read quite a number but obviously my education was quite sheltered because I didn't realize they were mostly risque. You've broadened my education!

Reader Wil said...

Excellent post, Hildred.
I love these limericks.
Thanks for doing the quiz. Everybody forgot to say that "Brave New World"was first mentioned by Shakespeare in "The Tempest".
Wil, ABCW Team

Indrani said...

Limericks are fun! :) Good humorous take on 'L' this week. :)

Powell River Books said...

Fun little ditties. - Margy

Ann said...

Fun post, really like the first limerick. Like the vintage book for sure.
Ann

uberrhund said...

What a fun post!

Hildred said...

Roger - is that the one about Roger, the lodger, the sod???? (I had to look it up!)