Behold the Power of Limericks!

Maeve's Grave Atop Knocknarea, by Bob Embleton

Maeve’s Grave Atop Knocknarea, by Bob Embleton

Found in Biblioklept’s Dictionary of Literary Terms (read here, here, and here): “LIMERICK: The acme of excellence in poetry.”

So, here’s the limerick I wrote for Chapter 25 of Irish Firebrands:

Queen Medb of Connacht

The feminists all will take umbrage
When told their cause failed in the Iron Age.
_____Queen Medb of Connacht
_____Thought herself quite hot,
But all she e’er did was to outrage.

Queen Medb of Connacht, oh, so feisty,
Said, ‘The Brown Bull of Cooley I’ll heist me.’
_____With the Brown on the run,
_____She thought she had won,
’Til Connacht’s White Bull got sliced and diced wee.

Queen Medb of Connacht was a sleaze.
Killed her sister, her own self to please.
_____But she reckoned without
_____Her bold nephew’s clout,
For he flattened her head with a cheese.

©2012, 2013 Christine Plouvier



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5 responses to “Behold the Power of Limericks!

  1. Aw, this was a really nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to
    generate a really good article… but what
    can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.


    • Thank you! I’ll bet you put more time and effort into your blog and many other things, than you give yourself credit for doing (see my Feb. 6 post, “Where did that Month Go?”) You have a life. Live it! Love it!


  2. WOW! Those are all terrific! Very creative! 🙂


    • Thank you! I was astonished by Queen Medb’s demise, when I ran across her myths and legends during my research. A set of limericks seemed to be the way to immortalize the experience. I wrote the group backwards (last one first).


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