From the ballroom at Willow Manor comes Tess's engaging prompt . .
Slow, Slow, Quick Quick Slow.
A flat-footed sailor called Lancing
was thrown out of "Strictly Come Dancing."
" 'Cos your footwork," cried Venus
"is borderline heinous!
Sort of rum-sodden hornpiper prancing!"
(Venus and The Sailor, 1925, by Salvador Dali)
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Try quick, quick, slow, slow, quick ~~ might help, you never know.ReplyDelete
He'd obviously spliced the mainbrace once too often!ReplyDelete
Heheh - gotta love the limerick, and this one is especially smooth - even if Lancing's dance steps aren't!ReplyDelete
I couldn't help but wonder if this took place in Lansing...Michigan...ReplyDelete
Not Lansing, Michigan, Tess . . actually Lancing, Sussex, UK.Delete
Ah well, he might have other talents up his sleeve.ReplyDelete
haha dancing is not for all of us...but do grab a vid for youtube you know...smiles.ReplyDelete
Dancing and prancing! It's got to come with techniques and talents, certainly! He'll manage!ReplyDelete
That last line has such a melodious swing, I find myself chanting it over and over.*smiles*ReplyDelete
Excellent! We seem to take roughly the same view of this...er...work.ReplyDelete
I never saw "Strictly Come Dancing" but what could better fit the painting!ReplyDelete
Rhyme, check. Meter, check. Excellent...ReplyDelete
quick, quick, quick, quick!
I know a few clods that I will recite this to! But prancing is better than nothing!ReplyDelete
Prancing? Oh hahah I cannot stop laughing!ReplyDelete
I love limmericks.ReplyDelete