Saturday, September 21, 2013

PD90-91. Fine for a while...

The limerick, peculiar to English,
 Is a verse-form that's hard to extinguish.
 Once Congress in session
 Decreed its supression
 But people got around it by writing the last line without any rhyme or metre.

 There was a young man of Japan
 Whose limericks never would scan.
 When they asked him why,
 He said, with a sigh,
 "It's because I always try to get as many words into the last line as I possibly can."

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