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Day 9 of 365 blog: Limericks

North Boulder Stream

Day 9 of my 365 day blog challenge! Today I am going to talk a little bit about limericks. In case you haven’t noticed I enjoy writing limericks that go with my landscape photographs. They are fun to write and they are short. They originated in England in the late 1800’s and came to America in the early 1900’s. A limerick is a form of poetry that has 5 lines with a strict rhyming pattern of AABBA. The first, second and fifth lines rhyme and the third and fourth lines rhyme. The first, second and fifth lines should have 7-10 syllables and the third and fourth lines should have 5-7 syllables. Most of the time they were humorous in nature and often times were obscene. The name that is commonly associated with limericks is Edward Lear. I want you to know that my limericks are clean! Here is the limerick that goes with the photo of a mountain stream above:

There once was a stream in the trees,

the light landing on rocks and stream,

sounds of water give me peace,

a true feeling of release,

the makings of an awesome dream!

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