A Limerick A Day – Day 31/32 – Happy National Poetry Month

©2013 CEStankiewicz all rights reserved.

And so, friends, we have come to the end of the March Limerick Madness.

Of course, this day brings a new reason to post and poeticize profusely: on April 1st we begin National Poetry Month. No foolin.’

Throughout the next 30 days, I’ll be sharing some new light verse of my own and bringing you a few delicious little discoveries, including wonderful visual poems that meld words and rhythm with moving images.

Today’s post, a fitting end to the Limerick-A-Day challenge and a fabulous kickoff to National Poetry Month, features two verses by one of my favorite up-and-coming young writers: my daughter Ella.

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Easter Mourning

I’ve now got a rich chocolate bunny,
And to be quite honest, it’s funny:
What I really want
Is something to flaunt,
And that something is some pocket money.

©2013 Ella Stankiewicz

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April Rules

A whoopie cushion might burst,
So always fear for the worst.
What trick is planned?
Perhaps one that’s grand,
For today is April 1st.

©2013 Ella Stankiewicz

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A Limerick A Day – Day 29 – A Whole Lotta Nada

Screen shot 2013-03-30 at 12.13.46 AMOnly two days left in the Limerick-A-Day challenge I gave myself for this month (March Madness, indeed!), and I admit that I’ll be rather happy to see it end.

I did it to jump start my writing, and it certainly has worked and has inspired me. It also has brought me some new online friends and several new followers, which is nice. But now I’ve fallen behind in my housecleaning, my New York Times reading, my laundry, my TV watching, my dogwalking, and my sleep — to name just a few activities put off in favor of my poetic priorities. But hey, there’s got to be a limerick in that somewhere, right?

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There once was a woman, Carlotta,
Who hated to write when she oughta,
Because deadlines are worst
For us writers well-versed —
But sometimes you do what you gotta.

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©2013 Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz

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A Limerick A Day – Day 27/28 – Is Spring Awesome? It’s Snot.

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Spring in the Texas Hill Country brings balmy weather and bluebonnets, bleary eyes and beet-red noses. It’s allergy time, after all, thanks to the lovely trees and flowers that grace our landscape and produce pollen by the pound. It’s really a shame, because the weather’s just so wonderful right now — but if you’re an allergy sufferer in Austin, it’s anything but enjoyable.

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Wendi Aarons is not allergic to cats.

Wendi Aarons is not allergic to cats.

 

This month’s second guest post/collaboration comes courtesy of the lovely, talented and sniffly Wendi Aarons. She’s a friend, a fellow blogger, a Mouthy Housewife and co-producer of Listen To Your Mother Austin.

Like me, Wendi is an allergy sufferer and none too happy about it. Below you’ll find her latest complaint in verse. (Here’s the NSFW version.)

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There’s a tiny tickle in my nose;
Of allergies I’m in the throes.
Cedar and oak?
Hardly a joke,
When you’re sneezing from head to toes.

So hit me up with nasal spray,
Pills and shots — even Ben-Gay.
I long to breathe
And feel at ease;
It’s a-pollen to live this way.

©2013 Wendi Aarons

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Allergies suck; I’m one who knows
how noses flow and suffer woes.
Like you, I take issue
with needing a tissue
so often — this season just blows.
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©2013 Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz

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