A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.
POETRY FROM THE MOTHERLAND
Limericks with Terry Harrigan – for Art & Movement Symposium, Tacoma, WA
There once was a group from Tacoma (9)
That dreamed of a poetry diploma (10)
Their efforts were heroic (7)
You could see they were stoic (7)
Who knew? They all were from Roma! (8)