Poem by Maja S. Todorovic

My new poem ‘Life journey of an apple’ has been published in Oddball Magazine. I hope you’ll enjoy humorous take on my obsession with fruit. And definitely check out some other beautiful poems there. 🙂

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Life journey of an apple

An apple knows it all:

“I’m succulent and deceiving,
run, run before everything turns
rage in Eden!”

“I’m attractive and mouth-dreaming
come, come the beauty in you,
calls into me – screaming!”

“Gravity is your friend or foe”,
I whispered in the Newton’s ear,
when I bounced off his head,
on my way down to roll in leafy
autumn bed.

“Have me one a day, keeps
the doctor away.”

But now as it sleeps calmly
a part of still decor,
my eyes cheer: “go for it!”
and taste buds rejoice:
“yummy in my tummy!”

 

 

Maja S. Todorovic is an educator and writer from Belgrade, currently living in the sunny Hague. After finishing her PhD in Organizational Sciences and years of academic work, she switched her scientific pen for more creative expressions. Business in Rhyme is her creative corner where she blogs about…

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This limerick goes in reverse…

According to some resources, today, May 12. is the Limerick day. It is also believed that origins of limerick poetry form can be traced back to 14th century. They are short, easy to compose, often speaking of sexual, ironic and humorous connotations. The name itself derives from the Irish town of Limerick and by many critics is not respected as a valid poetry form. Nevertheless, in the defense of limericks, it is believed that even Shakespeare wrote them.

If you want to try on your own to write a limerick follow the rules:

  • the last word in lines 1, 2, and 5 must rhyme and contain 8-9 syllables each;
  • the last word in lines 3 and 4 must rhyme and contain 5-6 syllables each.

One of the most famous writers of limericks is Edward Lear and his book of Nonsense, full of funny and witty verses:

“There was an Old Man who supposed,
That the street door was partially closed;
But some very large rats,
Ate his coats and his hats,
While that futile old gentleman dozed.”

or consider this one by Zach Weiner of the comic “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal”:

“This limerick goes in reverse

Unless I’m remiss

The neat thing is this:

If you start from the bottom-most verse

This limerick’s not any worse.”

Have you tried writing limericks? Share with us in the comments below.


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