JOURNEY : LIMERICK : Alliteration


Nice feeling to let the idea of the prompt (journey) stew in the mind, and meanwhile look at the definition of the form (limerick) and the device (alliteration), dredging them up from long-ago lessons in poetry class ! So far so good. Running late by one day. Inexplicable !

woman journey

So here comes the LIMERICK !

I’m embarking on a tryst with my soul,

‘They’ told me there’s danger in this goal;

I refused to heed them

All this mindless mayhem

Let me dump all those doubters, down that hole !

© Lakshmi S. Menon

N.B. Short definition of Limerick (Wikipedia):

A limerick is a form of poetry, especially one in five-line anapestic meter (da da DUM) with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), usually with a humorous intent and a twist in the last line. The first, second and fifth lines are usually longer than the third and fourth. The oldest attested text in this form is a Latin prayer by Thomas Aquinas of the 13th century.


  1. Thank you so much, Grace ! Your post about the sand dune (journey) was awesome too !
    Do you have two blogs ?! Got lost a bit, trying to comment 🙂

  2. Grace

    I’m already a day behind as well! I really like what you did with yesterday’s challenge!


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