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The Old Man and the Sea – The Limerick

We wrote limericks again today. Some students finished the ones they had begun and others were absent. One student from the latter group wanted to know what could go with something about the sea. I threw this out, but she wasn’t interested. I think it is the abridged story of the Old Man and the Sea.

There was an old man who lived on the sea.

He loved an occasional cuppa tea.

Unfortunately, he the water was from the brine.

He joyfully turned to wine.

That drunken old man who lived on the sea.

About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

10 responses »

  1. Any chance you’ll be posting other limericks from you students? I loved the one you posted. So light-hearted and fun.

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  2. ah hah! Now we know how the Old Man kept warm fighting the fish!!

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  3. Oh, gosh, I remember the day we were supposed to write limerick’s in class. I loved reading them but couldn’t write them … :-(

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  4. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com

    Stupendous post. Warm regards.jalal

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  5. Since I live near the sea, and enjoy a glass of wine or three, I’ll invite the old man over!

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