I’m not a big fan of poetry and most of the poems I like are either for children or have a very strong story to it. But I love limericks. They are short, easily memorisable, generally have a story in there somewhere, and are fun. I strongly favour poems in which the poet and the reader have fun.
Over the last year, I have gotten into writing limericks. I’m not sure why exactly, but I have. My inspiration for the limericks has been the writing prompts of the writing group I belong to. The group seems to enjoy them, even though they feel much too short when I share them. Most of the limericks I write are clean, despite the fun of dirty ones.
To help me write limericks I found a website for teaching children to write limericks, because sometimes the best place to start learning is to start with the basics. Many adult sources assume you have the basics already, which can mess things up. Even in research it can be a good idea to start in the children’s section.
Anyway, I’m not sure why I am writing limericks, but they are so fun I don’t think I’ll stop.