The fangs in his face grew long
Terry Fied pig leapt a stile
And ran half a mile
The pong from his tail trail was strong!
Polly Robinson © 2012
Colette created a new form, the ‘HIMerick’; she sometimes opens her blog Felt-Tip Fountain Pen but just in case you can’t get there, here are the rules and some examples from Colette:
Rules for the HIMerick,
a loosely limerick-ish form:
A male should be the subject.
If the subject is female, the poem must have a male chromosome in there somewhere.
It must be very humorous and/or nonsensical.
It must be 6 lines, of any meter.
Lines 1, 2, 4, and 5 must be of shorter meter, and must rhyme with each other.
Lines 3 and 6 should be of longer meter and must rhyme with each other.
It may or may not be titled, at the poet’s discretion.
It should make me laugh on the outside.
It must make me laugh on the inside.*
was a hobbit
about 59 inches tall.
If I had a bobbit,
she’d probably rob it,
and then I’d be 2 inches tall!
met the standards
for chicken à la King.
Twwo bystanders –
warned against frying his wing.
saw Fig Newtons
fall from yonder tree.
Those Fig Newtons
ripped him new ones
in the seam of his theory.
Try your hand at making Colette LOTO and LOTI! Just write a HIMerick and post it here 🙂
All it needs to be is humorous and / or nonsensical – a bit like the one above (though for sure you can do better than this!)