Acrostic Limericks 49

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Limerick, a popular form of short, humorous verse that is often nonsensical and frequently ribald. It consists of five lines, rhyming aabba, and the dominant metre is anapestic, with two metrical feet in the third and fourth lines and three feet in the others. Encyclopaedia Britannica

Many examples of acrostic poems can be found scattered around the web (where the first letter of each line spells out a word when read from top to bottom), but I have found very few examples of acrostic Limericks.

I now look out for prompts that contain five letters (or ten, fifteen or… let’s not get ahead of ourselves, eh?). I may add the odd one of my own, too.

Let me know what you think.



for Kristian –

Hasn’t it been such a waste,
Avarice mixed in with haste?
Surely I know
That taking it slow
Engenders a much sweeter taste.


for Kristian –

Blossoming flowers I see
Lining the fields around me.
Oh, such delight,
Shining and bright,
Spread like a pure golden sea.

Over the hedges and stiles
Making our way through the miles.
In fields and out,
Never in doubt.
Glorious, these British Isles!

Anyone care to join in?

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