It’s estimated that 12 percent of Americans are of Irish descent. I know I am one, and “Irish” I could some up with a limerick to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day which is Saturday, March 17 (get it?).
The Book Mart & Café is hosting a St. Patty’s party on Saturday, March 17, at 12:00 am. There will be treats, music, dancing, and a limerick contest. You’ll be treated to a free performance by Irish dancers from Atlanta and readings of Irish Influence.
The event is being sponsored by the local Writers Group and every one is invited to enter the limerick contest.
Want to try your hand at writing an Irish poem?
A limerick is a traditional Irish poem. They’re usually funny and have just five lines, and once you get the hang of it, anyone can write them.
If you’re interested in participating, send your poems to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s an examples of a limerick:
There was an old lady from Ghen
who slept on a bed of cement.
Her bed was well used,
and her body well bruised,
and the back of her head had a dent.
The Rules of Limericks:
The 1st, 2nd, and fifth line rhyme, and they have eight syllables.
The 3rd and 4th line rhyme, and they have five syllables.
If you really want to get advanced, limericks also follow a distinct rhythm:
This follows the regular meeting of the Writers Group from 10:00 – 12:00 upstairs at the Book Mart, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month. We invite you to attend these meetings as well!