Jun 30, 2011

Two In Tandem#8

Jinksy prompts; Bloggers reply promptly . . 

A Cautionary Sea Story
A reckless old pirate called Lord
threw all his dubloons overboard.
They lay 'neath the sea
until "Green verdigris
has taken their shine off!" he roared.

Jun 26, 2011

One For Jinksy's Linky!(*)

Graphic Courtesy of Jinksy

A talented artist called Brown
went out for a night on the town.
Whilst under the spell
of liquor, he fell.
He scattered his pencils,
acrylics and stencils,
his charcoals, his oils
in colourful coils,
pinks, purples and blues
all got stuck to his shoes,
so he thought "If I dance
on a canvas, perchance
I will fashion a work of renown!"
(*)The unputdownable Penny has joined the groaning (oops, sorry, the growing) band of blogprompters. The rumour is that she will delight us with one of her own pictures every week and invite us to respond in writing.  This is going to be fun!

Jun 17, 2011

A Star is Born!

Alicia has founded a prompt-blog HERE.  Thank you, Alicia, and I'm sure many bloggers will join with me in wishing your venture every success.  This weekend Alicia tempts/prompts/cajoles us to write on the subject of -

A Terrible Dancer.

A terrible dancer called Fred
once waltzed down the stairs on his head.
Then he rhumbaed so hard
he demolished the yard
before foxtrotting back up to bed.


Jun 16, 2011

Magpie Tales#69

Once again, Tess from Willow Manor beguiles us with her picture prompt, and we swing into action!

It All Took A Long, Long Time.

There was a keen climber called Best
who scrambled up Mount Everest.
When he found lots of shells
he muttered "Hell's Bells!
There's no sea for miles, East or West."

Fossils of little sea creatures
are one of Mount Everest's features
and the White Cliffs of Dover
were once covered over
with ocean. (This limerick beats yours)(*)

Huge swathes of Yorkshire are white
'cos of shellfish that sank out of sight
at the end of their lives
and their children, and wives
to make limestone and pale Dolomite.

The Austrian Alps are the same
from under the waters they came.
While the continents rumbled
the dead shellfish tumbled -
pawns in the tectonic game

(*) Find me a better rhyme, dear Blogfriends!