Christmas Rhyme

For the last few years I have been writing a couple of light-hearted limericks on a biblical theme for each issue of 197 magazine*, published quarterly by St James’s Church Piccadilly. So as a Christmas treat (tweet?) I tweeted one from this month’s issue, tweaked to fit 140 characters:

To Bethlehem travel 3 kings/

Each one with a present he brings/

Myrrh, frankincense, gold/

(All stocks having sold/

Of suitable seasonal things).

***

{In the original, the last two lines ran:

(The shops having sold/

Their stocks of more practical things).

which sounds about the same length, but is in fact significantly longer.}

***

I’m indebted to @jadeserotica for pointing out that the carol We Three Kings of Orient Are in fact already has a limerick structure – the metre is slightly different, but it does also rhyme AABBA (are/far/leading/proceeding/star).

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MICK TWISTER!

197 magazine

http://www.sjp.org.uk/uploads/1/6/5/7/16572376/197_winter_for_web.compressed2.pdf

Advertisements

About twitmericks

There is an old fellow called Mick/Who's been penning the odd limerick/I admit he's no Keats/But he does them in tweets/So to follow, you just have to click. https://twitter.com/#!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s