Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Writing a quality limerick: aaack

DearREADERS,
Just for fun, some of the genealogy bloggers out there are writing limericks and haiku about their craft.

Dictionary.com defines a limerick as "a kind of humorous verse of five lines, in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, form a rhymed couplet."

It doesn’t mention anything about QUALITY of content. :::giggle:::

Well, while a haiku seems too far out of my “writing capability”, Ol' Myrt’s entry in the limerick department is as follows:
There once was a genealogist named Myrtle
Whose slow progress rivals that of a turtle.
Dolly Yockey’s parents are elusive
Despite research effusive.
So Myrt tackles other ancestral hurdles.

After reading this, my DearREADERS will probably decide that I should also stay away from attempting to write limericks.

FOR FURTHER READING

Terry Thornton’s Blog/Blogger/Blogging/Poet/Poems posted 9 Feb 2008 at the Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi blog.

Donna Pointkouski’s Blogger Poem - An Ode to My Lack of Information and Time posted 10 Feb 2008 at the What’s Past is Prologue blog.

Lori Thornton’s Limerick #1 & the story posted 10 Feb 2008 and Limerick #2 posted 11 Feb 2008 at the Smoky Mountain Family Historian blog.

Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings Limericks - not mine! posted 12 Feb 2008 at the Genea-Musings blog.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.
Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com
http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/

© 2008 Pat Richley All Rights Reserved.

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