Sunday, January 18, 2009

LXXXVII - Bits and Pieces


Lee, at his The Curate After Dark blog, had a cartoon about
a woman who prematurely donated her body to science:

My sex life, she lamented, surely sucks,
I deserve better, I want deluxe!
So she had an alliance
With a nice man of science
And now she's always in a state of flux.


When pushing ideas around for my Tending the Crops poem
the phrase "It's not rocket science" came to mind and,
while not used in the poem, found its own life.
Arugula is the name of the herb called rocket or,
if you are in flash restaurant, roquette.

Dig the soil where you intend to sow
Plant the seeds you and away you go
There's nothing peculiar
About growing Arugula
It's really just rocket science, you know.


Laura Jayne at Pictures, Poetry & Prose poses a daily writing challenge.
The prompt for this poem was “Lightning”.
I was reminded of a Japanese man I heard about, many years ago,
who had an embarrassing but fortunate encounter with lightning.

Lightning is quick, lightning shocks
Lightning can cash your heavenly stocks
A flash in Japan
Zapped an old man:
Fused his zipper and melted his socks.

© J Cosmo Newbery
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  1. Loved the arugula limerick... Very clever. Now, about the Japanese man. Fact or fiction? The socks detail was very nice...;)

  2. I thought it was fact but it is a story I heard on the news a long time ago and can't confirm it.

  3. The limericks are quite a specialty of yours!

    The last one reminds me of a funny bit in the Benjamin Button movie. :)

  4. Is there anything you can't make a limerick about?

  5. Hmmm... now I'm seriously considering donating my body to science...

  6. I love your limericks. Very well done! :)

  7. These were just so funny -- love the first one in particular!


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