This week, as usual, bring in a couple of your own poems (or ones from a favorite author) to discuss -(please remember to bring in 6 copies of your work to share with others)
And - our first verse meetup topic - drum roll please ....
No don't groan - or cheer too quickly - The form is fairly simple
with rhymes AABBA - the first second and fifth line rhyme together and the third and fourth rhyme together.
Some people just love this form and would create untold gigabytes using and promoting it - see Mad Kane's blog - But others like me just get frustrated. Being so over done it is hard to come up with something original, unique, memorable.... in such a constricting format - still it's fun to try - and having a rich history of "dirty limericks" opens up the playing field to just about anything -
Please note- many limericks do not strictly follow the pattern above but they do come close - so give it your best shot this week and bring in your own limerick (or two or three) to share. Not feeling inspired - then find a favorite from the internet - should be fun
See you there!