Limericks for National poetry day

///Limericks for National poetry day

Limericks for National poetry day

It’s national poetry day in the UK and the English Speaking Community of Alsace are running a Limerick competition (with an Alsatian angle) to mark the ocassion.

I thought I’d shar my entries with you:

There was a young chap, rather posh,
Who was asked if he’d like to play squash,
at la terrasse des halles,
with Sarkozy and pals,
just provided he first had a wash.

There was a young girl from Rosheim,
who was arrested for committing a crime,
for in this location,
so very Alsatian,
you can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. (er… not true)

There was a wee lad from Colmar,
who like to play blues on his guitar,
But passers-by wouldn’t throw money,
rather – jarrets de porc, choucroute and honey,
which is why he now lives in Myanmar.

There was a young chap from Alsace,
who had an embarrassing problem with gas,
he blamed all the cheese,
and plums from the trees,
and even Choucroute Royal – oh alas.

By | 2009-10-09T01:07:26+00:00 October 9th, 2009|Strasbourg|12 Comments

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  1. Stuart October 9, 2009 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Nahhh…. It's almost 9 now. 🙂 Work to do!!

  2. Stuart Allen October 9, 2009 at 9:06 am - Reply

    In Alsace there's a man with a dog,Who the English would all call a 'frog'But when they hear his Alsatian,All through the nation,They run off to hide in the bog.

  3. Bart Hulley October 9, 2009 at 9:10 am - Reply

    corker!

  4. Bart Hulley October 9, 2009 at 9:33 am - Reply

    you're up early?

  5. Stuart Allen October 9, 2009 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Nahhh…. It's almost 9 now. 🙂 Work to do!! Ho hum

  6. Stuart Allen October 9, 2009 at 9:57 am - Reply

    I've already managed to insult Matt Rudd this morning…. 🙂 Good start! http://www.mattrudd.co.uk/

  7. Helen Cuddigan Eck October 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    There was a young English man called HowardIt wouldn’t be fair, and I don’t have the heart To finish the rhymingAs it ought to be chimingLet’s just say he bakes a great tart

  8. Helen Cuddigan Eck October 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    There was a young English man called HowardIt wouldn’t be fair, and I don’t have the heart To finish the rhymingAs it ought to be chimingLet’s just say he bakes a great tart

  9. Helen Cuddigan Eck October 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    There was a young English man called HowardIt wouldn’t be fair, and I don’t have the heart To finish the rhymingAs it ought to be chimingLet’s just say he bakes a great tart

  10. Bart Hulley October 9, 2009 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    like it

  11. Robyn October 9, 2009 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Hey there,

    I’ve just sent on one of your limericks to a girl I know in Rosheim…Thanks for making me smile!

    🙂 Robynx

  12. Eric Eck October 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Just don't get it!

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