Limericks/double dactyls/etc composed but not previously made public (outside of facebook):
- If there's one thing that's good, and sans phrase,
It's a will that submits to the laws:
Not desire and friends,
But the Kingdom of Ends!
(See part 3 for some stuff about "cause".)
- I admit first of all that I'm sick.
And I'm spiteful as well---a real prick.
I'd run into a wall
To show once and for all
You can't reckon me as clocks tick.
(you are requested to take the metrical hash of the last line as thematic.)
- Once as I slowly the
Streets of Laredo was
Ambling in outfit of
Cerements spotted I
Wrapping a cowboy who
Sang me this song.
(Spot me "cerements".)
- Connolly and Pearse
Are wearing green
A terrible birth
Of beauty's seen
I'd put it from a candle
About a foot away,
And nosh on Brot und Mandel
And watch the face decay.
The plea "Oh help me sir!"
From Cumber then would come,
"Before my eyes I see a blur;
I fear my race is run!"
But I would sit back in my chair
And watch his features melt;
"This fate will come to foul and fair:
Now play the hand you're dealt."
- (The first quatrain here was supplied by the artistic director of Golosa after I pronounced myself incapable of finding a beginning for the second quatrain)
Wolfson outdoes himself,
though for a subject he
doesn't stray far:
People who order a
Triple genever make
Claims on the bar.<
- (My contribution to a series of limericks composed, at my request, on the rhymes of "unshriven" and "unswiven"):
The bereaved thus by guilt so beriven
Prayed daily that he'd be forgiven:
Ivan clove to his wife
For all of her life
But she died with her cleft yet uncliven.
- There was once a roaming antelope
Who returned to his wife, hight Penelope,
And their home in a comb
Where she wove at her loom
The plot to the opera Partenope.
- Abbreviated verse (the topic suggested by the unfolding of a conversation):
Elizabeth Taylor was really hoopy, i.e.,
Like Ford Prefect and his towel she'd always know where her hat is,
And would certainly have underplayed some parts, e.g.
Phyllis Dietrichson or Dorothy of "Oz" make a good sample,
She'd've played them psychologically incorrectly, viz.,
Altogether meek and mild; in a word, tamely.
- That stylish young poet, John Keats,
Was shocked when he first met Bill Yeats,
For the latter was clad
Like a suburban dad
In tennies and t-shirt and sweats.
Terms that appear only
Once in a text,
Often because of their
Must remain vexed.
- Squiggily wiggily
Ink-shooting creatures, if
Wounded or sick or if
Caught in a snare,
Give themselves up to the
Eightfold attentions of
ought to be over be-
fore the first light:
If there's no suitable
shadow surrounding, the
demons don't bite.
- Jiggery Pokery
Friedrich von Schlegel schrieb
Bücher ironisch, ro-
mantisch, und dreist:
Ein gar willkürlicher,