Limericks

Limericks are nonsense poems.

In response to Queen Creative’s prompt, Amphigory, I have written three (not quite before breakfast, but before 8.30am!)

An amphigory is a piece of nonsensical writing in verse or, less commonly, prose.  It often parodies a serious piece of writing.

There was a young man from Barrow,
Who wanted to capture a sparrow;
He sat in a tree
With a cage on his knee,
But the door of the cage was too narrow.

There was a young man from Barrow,
Who wanted to capture a sparrow;
But Robin Hood
Was in the wood
And hit the young man with an arrow.

There was a young man from Barrow,
Who wanted to capture a sparrow;
But he worked on a farm
And to his alarm
Had to spend all his time with a harrow.

I’d like you opinion about these.  Please vote for your favourite.

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8 thoughts on “Limericks

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  2. That was a tricky one to vote on, they were all very good! I went for “harrow” because of the line “And to his alarm” – I can see his face reflecting his shock and dismay that he was going to be too busy working to catch the sparrow 🙂

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