The latest prompt from Lance Esther is to write a limerick incorporating ‘glum’…

In her years in opera, Greta Plumme
Had never been so dreadfully glum.
While practising Tosca
She sadly lost her
Voice. Now she can only hum.

I thank you. And here is a message from our sponsors

You a poet? Sure. And I’m a bloody cat…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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25 Responses to Limerick

  1. Beautiful, and a wonderful dog! Thanks for sharing! xx Michael

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  2. Chel Owens says:

    Dog’s a wise one. 😉

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  3. Love it.
    Reminds me of this

    I wish I were a glow worm,
    Coz glow worms are not glum,
    How can you be downhearted
    When a light shines out your bum?

    Not exactly a limerick, and I didn’t write it, but it’s worth a smile!

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  4. Ritu says:

    He he he!

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  5. Dog is exchanging side glances with me… laughing all the way!

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    Gave me a smile!

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  7. Dog is very wise!

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  8. M. L. Kappa says:

    Ouch! I’m afraid I agree with the sponsor—only on this occasion, of course!

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  9. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely love it… Dog, you make a lovely cat 🐈🐈😸😸

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  10. V.M.Sang says:

    Love the limerick. I’ve written a few in my time, too.
    Dog, as many have said, is a wise creature, and, he will be pleased to know, nothing like a cat. So does that make you a poet if he’s not a cat?

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