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Limerick Challenge – Seasons

Here is my attempt at Mind And Life Matters’ limerick challenge for this week. The prompt word is “Seasons” and needs to feature all four seasons – in just five lines with all the rules limericks must adhere to – rhyming, scanning, line length…!

So I’ve ended up with oneΒ “dodgy” rhyme and a bit of slang. Oh well :-).

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There are trysts in the Spring with a lover
And fun in the sun during Summer
But Autumn’s quite wet
And it’s quite a safe bet
Freezing Winter willΒ be quite a bummer.

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  1. September 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Not if they acquire some nice blankets πŸ˜‰ Great as always! πŸ™‚


    • September 30, 2016 at 7:30 am

      I have blankets, hot water bottle with little paw prints on… I’m ready!


  2. September 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Another good limerick, Ali. In other words, enthusiasm fades in winter. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


    • September 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Mine does, though I do like the cold crispness – as long as it doesn’t snow!


  3. September 29, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Haha, I see that dodgy rhyme you mentioned, but I think it’s a great limerick overall! We seem to have opposite opinions of the seasons though: for me, Summer is a bummer. I’m an Autumn and Winter kinda girl πŸ™‚


    • September 30, 2016 at 7:33 am

      A lot of people hate summer because of the heat, but summer here never gets above mid-20s (high 70s F) so it’s usually fairly comfortable!

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 30, 2016 at 1:48 pm

        Oh wow! That is definitely a beautiful summer then πŸ˜€


        • September 30, 2016 at 2:06 pm

          It suits me. I don’t mind dry heat but it gets too humid here as we’re so close to the sea so cooler is better πŸ™‚

          Liked by 1 person

  4. September 29, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I like it Well done


  5. September 29, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I like this very much.


  6. September 29, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I love how you do this!


  7. September 29, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Don’t mention the “w” word! I’m not ready!


    • September 30, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Get ready, it’s on the way!


  8. September 30, 2016 at 9:53 am

    It’s wonderful and funny and you got all four seasons in! Great job πŸ™‚


  9. September 30, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Very nice limerick with good rhyme and flow! Autumn around where I am is wet and getting cold. I can feel the winter coming soon.


    • September 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      It’s exactly the same here.
      I’n glad you liked my limerick!


  10. marple25mary
    September 30, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Perfect! I just started hearing season winter by antonio vivaldi playing in my mind!


    • October 1, 2016 at 5:25 am

      I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚


  11. September 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Perfect, even with a dodgy rhyme!


  12. October 1, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I love autumn and winter – they are my favorite seasons. Summer for me is the bummer! πŸ˜€


    • October 2, 2016 at 7:19 am

      Quite a few people say that, but I suspect they live somewhere where summer is just too hot. Here summer is “comfortable”, while yesterday morning my car thermometer was reading only 8C! A few degrees lower and we’re talking frost…

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      • October 3, 2016 at 1:05 am

        Maybe they do. I grew up in Dubai so maybe that’s the reason for my aversion to Summer’s.
        I have been living in the US east coast with some crazy winters for a long time now, yet I prefer the winters over summers. πŸ˜€


  13. October 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    This was such a happy read.. πŸ™‚ That was a well formed limerick for seasons.. πŸ™‚


  14. October 2, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Frost on your bummer is never good!


  15. October 3, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Very strict rules – you did a great job of only breaking one of them once.



    • October 4, 2016 at 7:32 am

      And it almost rhymes if you read it real fast!


  16. October 4, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Despite the dodgy rhyme, you did a great job!


  17. October 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    It might have a dodgy rhyme but it’s still a great limerick!


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