What is WRONG with them? I didn’t even get a sad-face emoticon. Nothing.
Ever write limericks? It’s not literature, for sure. But there was a contest once, so I wrote this.
On Being Challenged to Write a Limerick
Try this. Write a poem that uses each letter of the alphabet in sequence, allowing up to five articles and prepositions per verse, in lightface type. To allow five words (letters) in each line, A, B, C, and D are repeated at the end to make 30 words. Go for it. Here are four examples. If you can think of better word sequences, let me know!
Here are a few nursery rhymes as I tell them.
This poem was rejected by the New Yorker by Peter Davison, who sent a nice personal letter praising the rhymes. So, since they don’t want it, try it here. A fly. You’ve all been there…