The annual Limerick Contest was announced in the Richmond Times-Dispatch this past Sunday. If you followed this blog last year you might recall that I entered and shared my creation. If you want to enter you can get an entry form from the paper or the local R-TD offices.
A Limerick, as defined by the R-TD is a humorous five-line poem. Lines 1, 2 and 5 have seven to ten syllables and rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 have five to seven syllables and also rhyme with each other. The challenge is to create your own Limerick using the at least 2 of the words provided by the R-TD. I'm not sure who the knuckle-head is that selected the words, but I think they have spent too much time sucking on that Blarney Stone. If you're interested in giving it a stab, the words are (and I'm providing the Miriam Webster definitions):
- Schism - formal division in or separation from a church or religious body
- Quixotic - foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals
- Ablution - the washing of one's body or part of it (as in a religious rite)
- Tocsin - an alarm bell or the ringing of it
- Cosset - (noun) a pet lamb; or a (transitive verb) to treat as a pet, pamper
- Zeitgeist - the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era
- Stolid - having or expressing little or no sensibility
Are you freaking kidding me?
Entries are due on March 9, 2009
Game on you inebriated word selector!