Jump to content


Photo

The Limerick Game


  • Please log in to reply
63 replies to this topic

#16 jim palmer

jim palmer

    Prodigy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1622 posts
  • Member: 28959
    Joined: 15-April 08
  • South London

Posted 21 August 2014 - 17:09

I'm doing my best but aren't a poet! Have looked up the definition.

"The standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth rhyming with one another and having three feet of three syllables each; and the shorter third and fourth lines also rhyming with each other, but having only two feet of three syllables."

;)


  • 0

#17 jim palmer

jim palmer

    Prodigy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1622 posts
  • Member: 28959
    Joined: 15-April 08
  • South London

Posted 22 August 2014 - 17:18

How about this, not quite standard:

 

The Muso invented a program

It was coded in C plus and Python.

When seen by his Prof.

He said "very smart stuff

If it works you will get a promotion".


  • 0

#18 linda.ff

linda.ff

    Maestro

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8034 posts
  • Member: 183500
    Joined: 04-January 11
  • Cambridge

Posted 22 August 2014 - 17:33

Our Jim, who's the pride of the Palmers

Writes Limericks in his pyjamas

One thing at a time,

Lesson two: make 'em rhyme,

Or they'll sound a bit wrong, just like this one.


  • 0

#19 jim palmer

jim palmer

    Prodigy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1622 posts
  • Member: 28959
    Joined: 15-April 08
  • South London

Posted 22 August 2014 - 17:44

:unsure: I obviously need to practice more!


  • 0

#20 fsharpminor

fsharpminor

    Maestro

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17640 posts
  • Member: 7089
    Joined: 07-June 06
  • Heswall, Wirral (originally Keighley, Yorks)

Posted 22 August 2014 - 18:44

Now we need another for LInda.  Come on someone else join in !


  • 0

#21 Latin pianist

Latin pianist

    Virtuoso

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3694 posts
  • Member: 711500
    Joined: 01-April 13
  • Cotswolds

Posted 22 August 2014 - 19:47

She teaches the piano and theory.
Of this Linda never grows weary.
She staged Noye's fludde
I heard it was good
And it left all the audience cheery.
  • 1

#22 DaisyChain

DaisyChain

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 873 posts
  • Member: 380975
    Joined: 01-January 12
  • Kent

Posted 22 August 2014 - 20:50

Latin P teach me to sing in old Latin
For my sound resembles a cat in

So much distress

That I think it is best
For now that I just throw my hat in.


  • 1

#23 Latin pianist

Latin pianist

    Virtuoso

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3694 posts
  • Member: 711500
    Joined: 01-April 13
  • Cotswolds

Posted 22 August 2014 - 20:54

Wondered what would rhyme with Latin!
  • 0

#24 HarvestMouse

HarvestMouse

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 101 posts
  • Member: 387816
    Joined: 13-January 12

Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:13

Oh luck, like the moon, is in phases

As Orff once wrote (he amazes)

If all strife stayed in song

We'd get much better along

And the only Chains would be Daisies


  • 0

#25 Norway

Norway

    Virtuoso

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4606 posts
  • Member: 452922
    Joined: 05-May 12

Posted 24 August 2014 - 08:39

The harvest at last was gathered in,

And with it a Harvest Mouse.

The Dozy Hen cackled with glee

And invited it into the house.

 

"An eight octave Steinway piano

Will do very well for a nest

Of wood chips, eggshells and piano felt.

We birds always know what is best"

Love the chicken poem Jim! :)  :wub:


  • 0

#26 jim palmer

jim palmer

    Prodigy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1622 posts
  • Member: 28959
    Joined: 15-April 08
  • South London

Posted 24 August 2014 - 15:26

thanks, it should be in limerick form, hard to fit!

 

The Harvest at last was concluded.

A brown Harvest Mouse was included.

The Dozy Hen cackled,

The kitchen fire crackled,

The moon made them very deluded.

 

"A piano with ninety-six keysers

Will make a good nest for we geysers"

Sang Mousie to  Henny

"It won't cost a penny

With piano felt made it is breezers"


  • 0

#27 jim palmer

jim palmer

    Prodigy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1622 posts
  • Member: 28959
    Joined: 15-April 08
  • South London

Posted 24 August 2014 - 21:35

:) thanks.

it's very| good practice| to try out| new language|

While sitting| in cafe| with coffee| and sandwich!||


  • 0

#28 Norway

Norway

    Virtuoso

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4606 posts
  • Member: 452922
    Joined: 05-May 12

Posted 06 October 2014 - 13:20

There was a violist called Jim,

Whose driving was somewhat reined in,

Red lights he'd neglect,

But in Soho's district,

That is very commendable Jim!


  • 0

#29 jim palmer

jim palmer

    Prodigy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1622 posts
  • Member: 28959
    Joined: 15-April 08
  • South London

Posted 06 October 2014 - 14:50

@ Norway- Ha Ha!

Trafalgar Square driving at night

Can give any driver a fright.

When dodging a bus

There's no time to fuss

Over whether you passed a red light!


  • 1

#30 Misterioso

Misterioso

    Virtuoso

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5954 posts
  • Member: 13351
    Joined: 18-July 07
  • Outer Hebrides

Posted 19 October 2014 - 19:00

Oh Jim, Jim....... [shakes head sadly].

 

There are always consequences......

 

The police car's all whistles and bells,

When he catches Jim, and at him yells:

"A red light you jumped,

And our car you have bumped,

So we're taking you off to the cells!"  

 

  :muahaha:       

       

 

 


  • 0