Monday 10 June 2019


WORDPLAY post #171

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, 2018. Today's story in limerick-verse form has been published  at, an online humor dictionary. 

'LS' = Limerick Saga. On this blog, we will be using this abbreviation to designate poems whose verses, each in limerick form (5-line AABBA stanzas), number three or more.  These lengthier poetic endeavours give more room for the development of relevant details, and the inclusion of further elements of plot and character, when compared with the single-verse form. Readers are asked to note that for a limerick writer, 15 lines of poetry seems like a lot. 
  The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 105,000 carefully edited single-stanza poems, including three hundred or so by Giorgio. The present saga, related to a very specific topic, represents a offshoot of earlier work on the subject of travels in Greece. In general, OEDILF is not terribly keen on the submission of multiverse limericks, but Giorgio seems to be trying to corner the market on this particular poetic modality. 

  Readers might also enjoy these collages related to travel in Greece...
'Verse for Excursions: Limericks about the GREEK ISLES '
'More Verse for Excursions: CRETE and ATHENS '

WORDPLAY LINK: The poetic insights inherent to this piece evolved during travels to Greece in October 2018. Aspects of the tourist experience in Crete, Athens and the Cycladic Islands are found in the posts...
"Verse for Excursions: Limericks about the Greek Isles", and 
"More Verse for Excursions: Crete and Athens".

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys, as well as other types of song on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post

γάτα: Greek for cat

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