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On Poetic Forms, Nr.02 (Limericks: Theory & Practice)

        
LIMERICKS - THE THEORY        
       
1.(a)   A Limerick's stuck with five lines        
2.(a)   with three of them having to rhyme -        
3.(b)   the other two too        
4.(b)   must rhyme with a view        
5.(a)   to finalise something sublime.        
       
       
     
LIMERICKS - THE PRACTICE        
     
Cleanliness is next to Godlessness    
     
Try keeping a Limerick clean          
and you're stuffed (you know what I mean)          
for Limerick lines          
have singular minds -          
disorderly, bawdy, obscene.          
         
 
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
Published | Edited 21st Oct 2023
Author's Note
Number 2 in a series on Poetic Forms, including both Theory and Practice. The first poem uses the form itself to explain the 'Theory' of the form. The second poem uses the form as a random 'Practice' example. (On Poetic Forms - 1, covered Quaterns, and was published yesterday [30th Nov, 2018]).

On Poetic Forms, Nr.01 can be found here:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/328623-on-quaterns-a-quatern/
On Poetic Forms, Nr.03 can be found here:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/329631-on-free-verse-poems-a-free-verse-poem/
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