Aquarium, or: Not

Swift swish-swishing tails and sure fins
Gliding right through the shipwreck within
Bumping up against walls
As there's something that calls
Past bones round of my small cranium 

For dโ€™Verse OLN #310, Iโ€™m sharing the above limerick, which I wrote back in September โ€™20โ€ฆ

The limerick is one of the few forms that I knew about before launching The Skeptic’s Kaddish nearly two years ago. I’d first read about limericks in Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ when I was a boy, and it remains very comfortable for me to produce them. However… many of my limericks (like this one) end up being not-at-all-funny…


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

39 thoughts on “Aquarium, or: Not”

  1. Ah my friend,I can totally relate to your penning unfunny limericks sometimes,most of my limericks end up being drab and boring :_( Nice image and metaphor,though! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh please (singing) settle for aquarium
      No fishbowl
      Protects the tiny cranium

      Is fishbowl one word or two?

      Naughty Naughty rhythm within

  2. I love the limerick (and the serious turn) but won’t be writing one of my own. Roald Dahl is however one of my favorite authors. Danny, Champion of the World was a favorite story of my sons….

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