This just came in, and it started me thinking. What a good idea for another competition.
Complete a limerick with the first line, There once was a fellow called Bock …
A free Bock t-shirt goes to the best entry.
Anyway, this is from the Limerick Writers’ Centre, which is not the same thing as the Limerick-Writers’ Centre.
Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents An ‘On the Nail’ Special
Tues. 9th Nov 2010 8.00pm@The Locke Bar, Limerick.
Calling all poets and writers!
The All Ireland ‘limericks’ Championship takes place Tues 9th Nov in The Loft Venue at The Locke Bar, George’s Quay Limerick.
Start time 8.00pm!
The slam will take the form of a two round contest (so bring at least two ‘limericks’) and the verse must strictly follow the ‘limerick’ formula, it must also be of the performer’s own construction.
The winners will be chosen by an appointed three-person panel. The prize on offer is a trophy for the winner and two runner up prizes. If you want to participate, all you have to do is arrive on the night to the Locke Bar and give your name to the M.C. Alternatively you can send on your name to the email@example.com requesting inclusion. Admission is free.
What is a Limerick? To be a Limerick, a verse MUST have: Five lines. Lines one, two, and five MUST rhyme. Lines three and four MUST rhyme. A good Limerick will have a clever, unanticipated punch line as line five. A good Limerick will not be insipid or pointless. A good Limerick often has puns, word play, eccentric spelling, or some other witty feature.