Limerick Or Haiku?

Are you more likely to read a limerick or a haiku? Which are you more likely to write?

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Limerick Or Haiku?

2 thoughts on “Limerick Or Haiku?”

  1. Tough one. But I have to go with limerick.

    Here’s one that one of my colleagues came up with years ago:

    There once were two suburban lawmakers.
    Who could be movers and shakers.
    Will they talk to the Gov?
    The Renters Credit needs love.
    Not to do it would be a mistakers.

    We actually sent this limerick on the front of a large card with signatures of dozens of renters who were their constituents on the inside. Guess what? They talked to the Gov. (Governor Pawlenty wanted to cut the Renters Credit.)

  2. I’ve never been a fan of the haiku. The typical haiku seems too inscrutable. Which, for some people, is the appeal. It doesn’t necessarily have to have any meaning — it just has to be pleasing. That’s why, I think, so many haikus try to capture the moment.

    Still, I prefer the limerick. I like humor, and the best limericks are funny and clever — a winning combination, in my book.

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