Who never stopped running her mouth…OK, I think we all know where this is going.
Do you know what a limerick is? A limerick is a funny little poem containing five lines. The last words of the first, second, and fifth lines all rhyme with each other. Here is an example that most of us will remember from our childhoods:
There are a few things that the Irish truly cherish: a good tale; a worthy competition; and the occasional fine spirit (liquid or ethereal, you decide). This is why, as a crazy southern Irish gal, I was thrilled to recently throw down the Orangeberry Big Bang Book Tour Limerick Challenge. It didn’t involve alcohol (though perhaps a fine bottle of Irish whiskey should have been offered as a prize), but the challenge did request authors to create a limerick that described their book.
Just a little background: Orangeberry Book Tours (http://www.orangeberrybooktours.com/) provides book blog tours and services throughout the year (and in my humble opinion they are one of the best in the marketing business). This month I have been involved in the Orangeberry “Big Bang” Book Tour where I’ve joined some wonderful writers in discussing and promoting our various books.
Issuing the Limerick Challenge to my fellow “Big Bangers” resulted in many wonderfully creative poems. Provided below are some fine examples: enjoy and please also peruse the books of these very talented writers – links to books are included.
I’ll begin with a little surprise shout-out to Pandora Poikilos, blogger and the Manager of Orangeberry Book Tours:
Oh writers why be you so merry?
Tis winter when all is quite dreary.
“Great fun,” they implored,
“has been our reward,
for touring with cool Orangeberry.”
Blogger/Book Reviewer: Pandora Poikilos
Website: Peace From Pieces
There’s an urge you might have been fighting,
To describe something new and exciting.
To help ideas flow,
the book’s price is so low,
and contains solid advice about writing.
Author: Mike Kalmbach
Book: Writing Advice for Teens: Creating Stories
Don’t fall in love with a ghost,
He’ll vanish when you need him most.
Leaving you there,
On the top stair,
You’ll never be able to boast!
Author: P. G. Shriver
Book: Dead Perfect
There was once a bunny,
Who was always short on money.
He constantly spent his money,
On books very funny.
Blogger/Book Reviewer: Suzie Welker
Website: The Bunny’s Review
There once was a bard with a fiddle,
who posed to his author a riddle.
The author thought hard, but …
the book snapped shut,
and he was caught in the words in the middle.
Author: Greg Hamerton
Book: The Riddler’s Gift (First Tale of the Lifesong)
A man once heard whispers and whale song,
inside of his head all the daylong.
What he finally learned,
from the love that he yearned,
was letting love in kept his heart strong.
Author: Calinda B
Book: Wicked Whispering: Book III in the Wicked Series
Alyssa found herself feeling all was lost.
Stumbling through the Sierra’s determined to survive at any cost.
A cabin she found,
A second chance at life came round.
Will her new love become star-crossed?
Author: Taylor Dean
There once was a gal quite regaled;
For telling her crazy-ass tales.
Her book makes you laugh,
Describing her gaffes.
Now just $2.99 – what a sale!
Author: Kimberly “Kimba” Dalferes
Book: I Was In Love With a Short Man Once