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.
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Any chance you’ll be posting other limericks from you students? I loved the one you posted. So light-hearted and fun.
I might be able to do that next week.
ah hah! Now we know how the Old Man kept warm fighting the fish!!
Yes, we do.
Oh, gosh, I remember the day we were supposed to write limerick’s in class. I loved reading them but couldn’t write them … 😦
They are harder than they seem, but the students have fun. It is a nice way to enter poetry.
Stupendous post. Warm regards.jalal
Thank you Jalal. Take care.
Since I live near the sea, and enjoy a glass of wine or three, I’ll invite the old man over!
That is probably what Hemingway had in mind.