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Famous Poems, re-written…

As limericks. I love it.

I personally think the limerick is the greatest form of poetry ever written, and to see these great, classic poems reduced to proper size warms my heart. Alas, there are not very many, but here is a taste of what you’ll find:

The Raven

There once was a girl named Lenore
And a bird and a bust and a door
And a guy with depression
And a whole lot of questions
And the bird always says “Nevermore.”

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

There was an old father of Dylan
Who was seriously, mortally illin’
“I want,” Dylan said
“You to bitch till you’re dead.
“I’ll be cheesed if you kick it while chillin’.”

This is too brilliant. Anybody else want to give it a try? I would congratulate the person who wrote one.

4 Responses to “Famous Poems, re-written…”

  1. on 30 Jul 2007 at 10:47 pm Collie Davis

    Beowulf

    An explorer set out to protect
    A king from a nasty insect.
    Grendel’s the bug,
    Whose own grave she dug,
    That tenth graders now must dissect.

  2. on 31 Jul 2007 at 1:15 am Shorty Bunuelos

    Fleas

    “There’s a rhyme, ‘Adam Had ‘Em’,” said she;
    Then explained, “It refers to a flea.”
    “Or many,” she said,
    While scratching her head,
    “But maybe his fleas are on me.”

  3. on 31 Jul 2007 at 1:23 am Another Jake

    I claim right to artistic pronunciation of mariner. lol.

    The Limerick of the Ancient Mariner.

    There once was an old mariner,
    Who shot a great bird from the air.
    Repentance too late, his crew fell to ill fate,
    Still the Wedding guest only could stare.

  4. on 31 Jul 2007 at 6:42 pm Karen

    You guys are so much more than brilliant. I salute you!

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