Poetry in motion

Poetry in motion

Miss Fab has been learning how to write limericks poems in writing class. I had no idea what those are, but after a quick example and rhythm tutorial, I got the jist of it.

The form of a limericks goes like that according to Wikipedia:

The standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth usually 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.

The limericks were popularised by Edward Lear and his wonderfully named book:

I love the character armed with nonsense; it lovingly reminds me of myself sometimes.

Today on the way to writing class we had some fun and made a bunch of poems, poems in motion, literally. And here for your hopeful  enjoyment are a few of them.

I love my little old bed
its soft, cosy and red
its small and dashing
almost too flashing
I cant believe they covered it in lead!

I have a very old cat
It needs a much bigger mat
For she is so lazy
my cat called Maisey
and so extraordinarily fat.

I wanted to make a cake
but I didnt know how to bake
Out fell the flour
I made it a tower
and the milk made a perfect lake.

Once I went to the mall
and I saw this one guy fall.
A man called Ted
came up and said:
“Why do they make malls so tall?”

Oups! I was eaten by a bear
Why me? This is not fair!
Its warm and cozy
But not so rosy
I am never doing  another dare!

Once I tried to climb the  wall
but instead I took a big, big fall.
My knee is bruised,
my jaw is fused,
please, give emergency a call.

We have our favorites, but I will be curious if you have one too?

Comments in limericks get extra points. The points you can spend at that thingy over there, behind the blue stuff…a bit further…there, somewhere…oh, forget it!