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The Lively Limerick

  I heard of a man from Toulouse so nervous of getting bad news that he turned out the light, morning, noon, and at night and maintained a perpetual snooze. _____ Everyone loves a limerick. It’s fun, easy, and personable. But of exactly what does it consist? A LIMERICK is a humorous, sometimes ribald, poem […]

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Tears of a Hanky

The following is my own verse loosely based on The Collar, a short story by Hans Christian Andersen. In tone and style, it follows the tradition of the limerick; however, in featuring a series of stanzas that tell a story, it is more like a ballad. In Andersen’s original, a turn-of-the-century, detachable-type collar finds himself yearning for […]

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