Beanery Online Literary Magazine

May 11, 2011

I Once Knew a Girl Named Miss Grundge

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

I ONCE KNEW A GIRL NAMED MISS GRUNDGE

G. David Schwartz

NOTE: May 12th is Limerick Day.

A limerick is a silly poem with five lines. They are often funny or nonsensical.  Limericks were made famous by Edward Lear, a famous author who wrote the “Book of Nonsense” in the 1800’s. This was an entire book of silly limericks.

How to write a limerick:

The first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 8 or 9).
The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 5 or 6).  
Limericks often start with the line “There once was a…” or “There was a…”

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I once knew a girl names Miss Grundge

At liquids she surely would lunge

Her quivering lips

Would reach to her hips

As she soaked up the drinks like a sponge.

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Lizzy in a Tizzy  (Limerick in response to a Beanery Writers prompt)

WTF: The Church Janitor and the Pigeons

WHY NOT EQUITABLE “HORROR” ADS?

“All My Children:” Susan Lucci & Erica Kane

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