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Thanks to YOU, I’m pretty excited today :). When the idea behind Pensieve’s Poetic License began percolating in my diminutive caffeine-hazed brain, I wasn’t sure what would actually become of it. While I’m the Queen of Good Intentions, all too often that corkscrew-winding road leads to a dead end.
Not this time–and not because of me, but due to the oh-so-generous-and-supportive response by not just a few brave readers of my little blog. Thank you for NOT leaving me standing on the ledge all by my lonesome :).
have been hiding under a rock have accidentally missed reading my blog lately don’t know what I’m talking about, please read this.
Once you’re up to speed, all you need to know is this month’s poetic form is "limerick" and in celebration of Thanksgiving, the theme is "thanksgiving". If you haven’t already indicated you’d like to participate, it’s not too late; simply write a poem, and once it’s complete, link your post (not your homepage) to Mr. Linky. Then, visit as many PPL peeps to read their submissions. OH–and it’d be REALLY nice if you choose to participate, to add one of the PPL buttons to your post and/or sidebar.
For those who weren’t so sure about all this monkey business, I drafted a "sample" limerick and asked readers to write the last line (always the most difficult for me) — here’s what these clowns came up with:
A feast fit for kings in the Fall.
Thankful were they,
Eating turkey all day
…not having a tv for football (Jill)
…instead of the awful stuff in that stinky, rotten, maggot-filled barrel of smoked fish (Kelly…but she’s doing a "real" one, too)
…And Friday they spent at the mall! (E-mom)
…So this year we invited Y’all (Peter)
…And soon they felt wider than tall. (Inheritor of Heaven)
Aren’t those all fantastic? Now….chopchop! Get to it! Write your own last line (in comments is fine) or an entire limerick devoted to thankfulness in some way, shape or form!
You have an award waiting for you over on my site. Thank you for inspiring me. Congrats!
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the last line for me would be this:
…farting along the way
[you know how they STINK?!!]
sorry, I couldn’t help myself.
I wanna play this too, but I’ll have to make sure I can actually accomplish it first before I sign up. :o)
Hopefully I followed the Mr.Linky Procedure correctly. I may have to continue to watch your monthly poetry meme and try some others (of course I may have to look up. Cinquain, would be an example!)
Sounds like fun, but for me I’ll just be reading 😉
Okay, mine’s done. Now back to my novel writing. Happy PPL week everyone.
Mine limerick is posted!!
And I hope the link is correct with Mr. Linky. If I understand correctly you wanted the permalink IN Mr. Linky, yes?
Happy Monday all.
All I can say is that my poetic ability did not come from my mom!!! haha
Mine will be up soon…not quite Monday. ;)*goes to read others instead of watching that darn clock*
Ok, darlin’…I have my limerick written and plan to post it Tuesday. BUT, how do I make it link to the post itself and not to my homepage?
If I fill in the URL with: http://anecdotes.typepad.com, it will always to to the most recent post.
OH, do I post it first, then copy the permalink into the little box?
The way I can do it is to view your post and copy the url up top. But, perhaps you need to copy that trackback url.
I’m THANKFUL for my SISSY.
She can be oh so very PRISSY.
CLEVER IS SHE,
using HER CREATIVITY,
May HER turkey day be FUN and DELICIOUS-Y!
Hi, there!! Loving it already. Go check out my page for my home-made Limerick:
I did a poem on my blog, but haven’t figured how to use the linky thingy!
I’ve been all over, reading and loving these.
Laurie, why you just made my day!
Hootin’ Anni, all I can say is you redeemed yourself with your “real” limerick ;).
Inheritor, no worries…I’ll take you by the hand and explain it so ANYONE could do it! Poetry for Dummies (not that I’m callin’ anyone names 😉 ).
Stephen, hope you’re making progress :).
Yes, Hootin’ Anni…and if anyone needs instructions, email me :).
Karmyn, after reading yours, I’m not so sure ;).
Pear Lady…looks like you got it done by the time I comment back…WELL done ;).
Swampy, hope my instructions (via email to the PPL group) helped :). Looking forward to whatever it is you came up with…sure to entertain :).
WAHOOO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Mark your calendar…my sister just commented, and not even anonymously…AND SHE PLAYED ALONG! Wonder if she’ll be back?
Maria and Kitten, so glad y’all decided to join in the poetic fun :). Congratulations on your first (but hopefully not your last) entries!
Jenny, I would SOOooo love to see you take a run at this…I’d be scared, but I’d love it, no doubt!
I’m up, I’m up…and I’m so excited. This was such fun!! I did my own, and I did a “last line” too…because, that’s me, overachiever and all. haha…OH, and I posted on my creative writing blog, instead of my main blog, because well…why not?
Thanks for the email by the way, because I would have completely forgotten otherwise…space case that I am.
I did not forget to do mine. I had it saved, just needed to publish it on my blog.
I did the last line. I do have the one for December completed. 😀 It was more fun than I thought it would be.
OK, Robin, I’m in. Thanks for such a great idea.
I tried for a limerick and ended up with haiku… I’ll have to practice my poetic forms if I’m to keep up with all of you!
Lurv, lurv, lurv this idea!
I think I linked correctly, but will have to test it to make sure.
If I didn’t do it correctly, I’ll try again.
My last line is “For there’s nothing as tasty as a butterball.”
Mine is up, forgot to do the linky thing. Will attempt now!
I have my poem up now. I had to write my own limerick. The link worked for me. Yea!!! What fun this was.
Karina, your enthusiasm is infectious! Do you know how much you blessed ME by having fun yourself?? I thrive on such :).
Debs, wowza, girl, YOU ALREADY HAVE DECEMBER’S DONE? I haven’t even done THIS MONTH’S! HA! Thanks for warmly accepting PPL…y’all have made my day 🙂 (or week, or month…;) ).
Sandy, Thanks and you’re welcome!
Susan, cute….reeeeal cute!
Swampy, you’re learning, chicka :).
Emma, what an appropriate last line? I tried to choose a last word that would be easy to rhyme with, and everyone’s imagination and diversity has been a delight to read.
Junebug, again, Y’ALL’S enthusiasm encourages MINE! Thanks for playing along and making this more fun for me than I thought it would be.
Honestly…I’m blown away by the quality and quantity of participation for a POETRY CARNIVAL (not meme 😉 ).
Yeah, Lucy lou is my little girl. I normally call her Lou Lou for a nick name , but I kept coming up with Lucy Lou. LOL!
my 11yo daughter helped me out – and we got a limerick posted!
Ahhh! This was so much fun, I went ahead and posted another one.
Katie, thanks for the 4-1-1 :).
Alison, Hmmm, I wonder what mine would’ve sounded like with my kids’ “helping” ;).
Karisma, YOU are now my BBFF!!! 😀
Upon the old table it lay
The turkey fresh out of the grave
It wobbled quite slightly
And Henry ate might’ly
That turkey in gravy Tokay
that the vikings werne’t playing football!
Hi Robin, I am not sure that I can generate a whole poem, but for a last line how about…
Aren’t we glad that they answered the call?
OOoo, I love these **later** submissions!
The truth is, it doesn’t matter when you sign up…I’ll STILL get an email notification and I promise I’ll squeal with delight!