Spellwork through Poetry, Lesson 7


The limerick is a five line poem that has a very distinctive rhythm. It follows a rhyme scheme: AABBA, with the first, second, and fifth rhyming lines being longer than the third and fourth. Limericks are often humorous (and the best ones are dirty).

This one, from Wikipedia, is an excellent example:

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical,
But the good ones I’ve seen
So seldom are clean,
And the clean ones so seldom are comical

Using limericks in spellcasting can be very fun. In my personal experience, the topic of which I was casting was never serious, an in I need this to happen pronto, nor was it serious, as in this subject is important and should not be goofed with. My favorite limerick that I have written involves the birds and the bees:

A The flutter of the birds and the bees

A All over the grass and the trees…

B The maiden will blush,

B The man will rush,

A And both will go weak in the knees.

One I have used with spells related to the blooms in my garden:

A The spring bud turn to summer bloom

A Gentle flowers I come out here to prune

B Pull out some weeds

B Plant some more seeds

A Arranged so as to leave room

Assignment: Try your hand at at least one limerick