I have signed up for Writing 201: Poetry and though I am starting out four days late I intend to catch up! Here is assignment for day Four. Prompt: Imperfect ; Form: Limerick ; Device: Enjambment.
I have always enjoyed limericks but never ever attempted to write one. Have written four for this assignment. Though the last line is two in ‘Clueless in Wakaloo” and “Bookworm’s Choice”.
Too short, too thin
my crooked nose, my clumsy chin
Broadcasting to all
my many faults
Does putting me down make you win?
Song-less birds, Leaf-less trees
Fragrance – less flowers, Sting-less bees
Skies without white puffy clouds
Young minds devoid of doubts
Anomalies – I wish never to see
Clueless in Wakaloo
Once an old man from Honaloo
Walked a thousand miles to Wakaloo
But when he got there
He was filled with despair
Why he had traveled; he hadn’t a clue
A Bookworm’s Choice
There was once a bookworm named Ted
He loved to eat his breakfast in bed
Happily he gobbled on Stephen King
Rowley, Hemingway & Charles Dickens
Biting into Plath; he requested some Rumi instead
I would appreciate any tips and advice from seasoned poets.