Bridport & District

At Home – Limerick Club

Here are this week's contributions: a variety of people (and creatures) you may, or may not, want to meet. Thank you all. There's an additional (irreverent - you have been warned!) limerick by a great poet this week, reproduced with kind permission.'

There was an old man from Eype
Who rarely spoke a peep
The reason for this
Was his wedded bliss
But he spoke volumes when she was asleep
(LM)

There was an old woman from Lyme
Queenly but well past her time
She smoked and she drank
And her perm was all lank
Having piles made the hills hard to climb
(LM)

There was a young man from West Bay
Who wanted to be a gourmet.
He ordered brown rice
And a strawberry ice
Topped off with a café au lait.
(SS)

There was a Pterodactyl from France
Whose friend Anna Pest liked to dance,
He decided to meet her
And try the Valetta,
But the stress brought on a dissonance.
(SS)

Born in Baden Baden, lives my friend Terry.
Too proud of his town, he can get merry.
“What’s YOUR town?” he asked
My reply was quite fast:
“Chipping Chipping, Sod Sod, Bury Bury!”
(JG)

Patriot of France, Jacques would never sneeze
At a little soupçon of country cheese,
“Here’s to Cheese…. and de Gaulle!”
And for more, he’d just call
In at old Colombey-les-Deux-Églises
(JG)

There came a creature from Outer Space
That looked nothing like the Human Race
Green skin and red eyes
And of minuscule size
No wonder he felt most out of place.
(AR)

There is an old woman in Walditch
That local folk say is a white witch
She gathers wild herbs
Incants Saxon verbs -
While whirling about like a dervish.
(AR)

There was an old bugger called God,
who got a young virgin in pod
This disgraceful behaviour
begot Christ our Saviour,
Who was nailed to a cross, poor old sod.
(Dylan Thomas)
© The Dylan Thomas Trust, from ‘The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: The Centenary Edition', published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Next week's suggested first line is: 'We need to go out for a walk' but if that doesn't inspire please write on anything you want. Short poems of up to six lines are also accepted.

Please send contributions to: U3ALimericks@outlook.com

Until next week,
Ann

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Architecture Study 1 Architecture Study 2
Art – ‘Have a Go’ Art History
At Home "Classical Music" At Home - Art History
At Home - Opera At Home – Limerick Club
At Home Creative Writing At Home Puzzles for Fun
At Home-Birdwatching At Home-Broadcasting
At Home-Non-Fiction-Club At Home-World Service Archive
At-Home Politics Discussion 1 At-Home Board Games
At-Home History At-Home Mon a.m. Zoom Chat
At-Home New Dorset Museum At-Home Thomas Hardy Poetry
Bird Watching Book Group 1
Book Group 2 Book Group 4
Book Group 5 Book Group 6
Bridge Canasta
Cribbage Crime Fiction Books
Cryptic Crosswords Cycling
Exploring Art Exploring Opera
French Conversation French Scrabble
French Speaking Lunch Club Gardens and Gardening 1
Gardens and Gardening 2 Gardens and Gardening 3
Geology German Conversation
German for Beginners Get It Off Your Chest
Guitar Hikers
History 2 Homoeopathy & Nutrition
Intermediate Italian Isn't That Interesting!
IT self help Lunch Club 1
Lunch Club 2 Mahjong
Music for Pleasure Musical Appreciation 1
Musical Appreciation 2 Needlework for Pleasure
Newsletter Philosophy
Play Reading 1 Play Reading 2
Play Reading 3 Play Reading 4
Poetry for Pleasure Political Discussion 1
Political Discussion 2 Recorders
Rummikub Science Discussion
Short Walks (3-5 miles) Singing Group
Skittles Spanish, intermediate level
Strollers 1 (about 4 to 5 miles) Strollers 2 (3-4 miles)
Theatre and Other Visits Walking (5-7 miles)
Wine Tasting