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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 completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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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