Monday, September 17, 2007

Stitch Stirring Limerick

I'm a part of a group that is working to get we crocheters a little more into the mainstream by collectively blogging on writing prompts posted by our beloved leader. Today is the first.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a poet, this should be fun and easy. Your mission is to write a limerick–or several–about crochet. No starting with “There once was a man from Nantucket…” though!

What is a limerick? A limerick is a short poem, oftentimes humorous (although it doesn’t have to be), which consist of five lines. Lines 1, 2, and 5 should all three rhyme with each other, as should lines 3 & 4, thus creating a rhyme-scheme of aabba.

Need more info to get you started? Do a Google search on “example of limericks”.

Have fun!

There once was a girl in Florida,
Who ended up crocheting a yarmulke.
It began as a hat
but sat way too flat,
And now is a festive (word that rhymes with yarmulke!)

There once was a lady from faraway
Who decided she wanted to crochet.
She took a hook and some yarn
Then went in the barn
And that's where she's been all day!

There once was a boy at home
Who loved to crochet little gnomes.
They took over his room!
He had nowhere to groom!
And he had lost all his tomes!


Tracie said...

Woo did good! :)

Tracie said...

Gah, you're faster than me. I'm still trying to figure one out. :)

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, y'all are way too fast!

Gotta sit down and concentrate on one! :)

Adeny said...

Great job! I am impressed you came up with three, I barely eeked out one.

Gauge before Beauty said...

Those are great! I can't believe you even tried to rhyme with 'yarmulke', hahahahaha.

Tracie said...

You've been tagged, my dear....

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