There was once was a long-bearded troglodyte
hidden deep in the caves of Brumbalyte
the story they say…he made salamander souffles
and served them up fancy for socialites
But the ogres were all in a quibble
for they wished they could savor a nibble
the troglodyte paused, and rose to the cause
feeding trolls and foresty fibbles
Now he sings to the beat of his whisk
as the ogres throw him a kiss
and sometimes, they say he jiggles and sways
dancing wildly into the mist
Bjorn has us writing Nonsense Poetry over at dVerse Poets Pub.
Doors open at 3 p.m. EST.
I love the fairytale lyricism of this, Mish: I think nonsense poetry lends itself well to metre and rhyme!
Thank you, Ingrid. I agree! 🙂
There is nothing better than being able to serve up a Salamander souffle…
Yes, as long as we don’t have to eat it.
But this is lovely<¨! Fun, definitely, and clever too, but I REALLY like it on its own merits, great rhythm, wonderful rhyme—
Thank you so much, Ain. 🙂
A limerickial trifecta!
Ok, I’ll take that…although I wrote only from the tapping of my foot…haha.
As the other comments have already applauded, wonderfully lyrically.
Tis a wicked gob of limericks, too much fun. It puts me in mind of Trump and his cabinet of asslickers.
Love the whimsical limerick nature of this tale Mish. Made me smile. Excellent work!
Love the ‘souffles’ and “quibbles.” Lovely imaginary tale.
Oh oh i feel like dancing too
A fun poem with a quirky rhythm, I loved it! 🙂
“they say he jiggles and sways” made me giggle! What a fun rhyme with a wonderful rhythm.
… what delight!
Oh lovely, a dancing troglodyte chef! This is magical, Mish.
You are oh so very talented at writing a limerick! LOVE this. I read it a second time aloud….so very fun! 🙂
Love this singing poem, Mish!
I sure smiled, such a fun poem, especially the image of ogres throwing kisses.