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Saturday, March 22, 2008

It's Limerick and Haiku Time

I think I wrote an entry for last week and never posted it. At least, I don't remember posting it, and I'm too damn lazy to go see.

But THIS week's Limerick and Haiku prompt is: poems about poems.

First, I want to get an old chestnut out of the way:

There was an old man from Peru
Whose limericks stopped at line two.

That's done! Now, a limerick and a haiku about poems or about writing. One of the main things that keeps me from writing is procrastination; a lot of times I get caught up in making sure that everything is "just so": the desk, the document in Word, custom macros (that of course need development and tweaking before any writing can possibly begin). That procrastination, of course, masks a glaring deficiency.

A cup of coffee.
Everything arranged just so.
Now I need a plot.

I'm not feeling a limerick this weekend, sadly. Really--what's going to beat the "dog crap" limerick?


  • honest and direct haiku. I like that.

    like you, I didn't write a limerick. just couldn't do it.

    I think procrastination is just our brain taking a vacation without us but it always comes back somehow.

    that two line limerick is so wonderful to read.

    By Anonymous lissa, at 1:07 PM  

  • I loved your haiku. It made me laugh out loud. And I sure did need a laugh.:) Thanks for playing.

    By Anonymous Mad Kane, at 2:24 PM  

  • Ohmigosh - this is a cleverly done and honest post that makes me laugh. A two-line limerick sounds more than twice as easy as a five-liner. Great!

    By Blogger tumblewords, at 12:53 PM  

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