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
d’Verse Open Link Night
For d’Verse OLN #310, I’m sharing the above limerick, which I wrote back in September ’20…
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…
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39 thoughts on “Aquarium, or: Not”
I love this!! So cute… and I can totally relate!
💝💚 Dana 💚💝
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! 🙂
💖💛 Veera 💛💖
I like the idea of fish swimming through my brain, leaving a trail of glittering color. (K)
❤ Kerfe ❤
I'd love to see you create a collage based on that idea 😀
I’ll put it on the (endless) list.
Fun, David! Don’t let those thoughts shatter the glass!😀
💓💜 Merril 💜💓
🤎💖 Gillena 💖🤎
Oh please (singing) settle for aquarium
Protects the tiny cranium
Is fishbowl one word or two?
Naughty Naughty rhythm within
Why naughty? 😲
Oh i just got a sense of it.
But i just popped in and now see everyone know something i dont?
Tell me, I’m home soon
it’s just a metaphorical comparison of pet fish in an aquarium to thoughts swimming around in my mind 😀
Oh look at me
I saw something different
💛💟 Cindy 💟💛
Cute little sketch.
❤️💕 Dolly 💕❤️
What an image! Sometimes my thoughts do flounder around! 😆👍🐟🐠🐡🦈
🐳 Tricia 🐳
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….
That is a great book❣️
Fantastic extended metaphor David. Fabulous poetry!🙂
✨🙏🏻✨ Suzette ✨🙏🏻✨
Great way to frame a thought. I enjoyed this.
🤍💘 Molly 💘🤍
Oh, David! This is such an apt metaphor! ❤️
💜💝 Punam 💝💜