DOUBLE LIMERICKS

An advanced degree from the University of Limerick is required before one begins to dabble in in the dreadfully complex double limerick! Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, but he never tangled with this fiendishly complicated beast! And I have even attempted the terrifying triple limerick! Tread lightly in your light verse, for hic sunt dracones (“here be dragons”) …

 

The Platypus: a Double Limerick
by Michael R. Burch 

The platypus, myopic,
is ungainly, not erotic.
His feet for bed
are over-webbed,
and what of his proboscis?

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