Limericks are one of the great popular poetic forms, and I’m going to compose some for The Twin Cities Limerick Contest. I don’t know if you have to be a Twin Citian to enter, but encourage all eligible parties to do their best! Or do their verse!

As a footnote, let me add… rather pedantically… that limericks are five lines of anapestic rhyme with the scheme a/a/b/b/a; the b lines are shorter. I don’t know if there is an official maxim on the length of the lines, but they should be similarish long lines and short lines. You know.

As Wikipedia so nicely says:

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical,
But the good ones I’ve seen
So seldom are clean,
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

Now that you know what to do, you know what to do! I’ll share my own entries back here on MudMambas.

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