|Image by Manu Pombrol|
A bookworm who lived in Dunbar,
Decided to bathe in a jar.
It was all too apparent,
That his assets transparent,
Were revealed as the best in Dunbar.
© Marilyn Brindley
I decided to have a bit more fun with this limerick by trying out a 'semantic limerick' in the style of the poet Gavin Ewart. The limerick is rewritten without using the words of the original, and instead using definitions from dictionaries or replaced words. I happened to use the online free dictionary, simply because it was quicker, but you could thumb through any dictionary to hand to achieve different effects. It's a good way of playing with words and increasing your vocabulary at the same time. Here's my semantic version of the above limerick.
A person devoted to reading, who resided in a Scottish town, came to a resolution in the mind, as a result of consideration, to wash by immersion, his body, in a wide-mouthed receptacle or container made of glass or pottery. It was, to a higher degree than is desirable, obvious that his useful or valuable qualities were of the most excellent, effective or desirable type in the aforesaid Scottish town.
Taking part in 'The Mag' courtesy of Tess at Willow Manor