Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Let the Limericks Begin!

Are you a closet limerick writer? Then the Charlotte Observer has a contest for you. Starting today until March 17, you can send your political or public policy related limerick to either limerick@charlotteobserver.com or to Mary Newsom, Charlotte Observer, PO Box 30308 Charlotte, NC 28230-0308. Weekly winners are posted online on Friday and a Grand Prize Winner is announced in March. Not leaning towards limerick writing myself, I understand it can be addictive. Here is an entry from last year written by Joel Zauss:

It's limerick time-nothing sweeter.
But at Exon or in Harris Teeter
Or at work or at home
Or wherever I roam
All the thoughts that I think are in meter.

If you win or are chosen as an honorable mention one week, please let me know. I'd love to post some winning limericks on this blog!

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3 comments:

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

I love limericks but that's a contest I am unlikely to enter. Just can't do limericks that well.

Doug998 said...

Dear Joyce, take your time, let it flow ...
There's a limerick gene there, I know!
Practice metrical feet
And quite soon you'll complete
Your first anapest verse - right, let's go!

Carol said...

Doug,
thanks for the limerick. I had to look up "anapest" to see what it meant. You should submit something to the Observer's contest!