• Pledge Poetry on National Limerick Day

    May 12, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

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    Ever wonder how we pass the time during these pledge drives? Well, today is a great example of what happens when the pledges are trickling in at a slower pace than we would like. It happens to be National Limerick Day, as well as the birthday of the masterfully nonsensical Edward Lear. Michael Bourne, our resident wordsmith, has crafted the following for your amusement (and co-host Andrew Meyer's chocolate-loving bemusement):

    There once was a fellow named Meyer
    who looked at a funeral pyre,
    said “given a choice, I
    would much rather die
    eating chocolate, not burned in a fire!”

    The fun continued offline, when I challenged Michael Bourne to create a haiku:

    another fund drive -
    gird my verbal loins again,
    blather my ass off

    Which begs the question: Does anyone out there have some WBGO poetry to share?
    It can be fundraiser related or not. We accept haiku, limericks, terza rima, Petrarchan or Shakespearean sonnet style, free verse. Basically anything. Just keep it clean, will ya?
    -Josh

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