Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
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haikus and limericks

For your Monday pleasure, some of the best haikus from Haiku U.:

Oedipus Rex (Sophocles)
Chorus: poor bastard.
Oedipus: This is awful!
Blind Seer: Told you so.

The Odyssey (Homer)
Aegean forecast—
storms, chance of one-eyed giants,
delays expected.

The Confessions (St. Augustine)
This us just to say
I screwed around. Forgive me.
I enjoyed it so.

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Single white lass seeks
landed gent for marriage, whist.
No parsons, thank you.

Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
Act I. “It’s hopeless.
My boots don’t fit. Where is God?”
Act II. The same thing.

Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lecherous linguist—
he lays low and is laid low
after laying Lo.

The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
“What have I become?”
Uncertain, Gregor Samsa
puts out some feelers.

The Edward Gibbon The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is teh bestest. Go get the book and read it yourself.




angevin2 has Shakespeare plays summarized in limerick form.

fandom_limerick? Who knew?
Tags: fannish: lit geek, poetry: poems, shakespeare
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