The limericks and laughs keep rolling in for our Literary Limerick contest! Don't have yours written yet? That's okay — you have until April 24 to get yours in! And don't worry if your limerick isn't destined to become a CanLit classic, the draw for the Sony e-readers is completely random.
If you are stuck finding rhyming inspiration, check out our favourite entries from this week:
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
played with Fire and kicked Hornets' nests too.
That fearless crime-fighter
Now needs a new writer,
I nominate E. Annie Proulx.
I just read a book by Claudia Dey,
Who teaches men on what to say.
Her advice will give your babe a scream'n 'O',
She advises you to give your bush a mow,
Cause sex isn't fun without a little foreplay!
Team Edward, or Jacob or Bella
I don't give a rat's tush let me tell ya
Be it werewolf or vampire
No more please Ms Meyer
I'd rather meet mosquitoes without citronella!
John Vaillant penned a mean Tiger tale.
A big cat bent on revenge without fail.
It played a pawky role
when a mattress it stole
for cold comfort on its unholy grail.
Miss Jane Austen's work passes any test;
Blue writing? Let's give it a long, long rest.
A witty romance,
No removal of pants;
Pride and Prejudice still is the very best!
Mr. Darcy was prone to be fickle
For a doxy he'd not pay a nickel
But Miss Bennet (a beauty)
Could perform wifely duty
For he tired of paddling-the-pickle
There once was a bard named Shakespeare
Whose lines brought many a jeer
Not from dames wearing bonnets
Cause they loved his sonnets
And his quill as long as a spear
There was a young author Johanna
Whose book won a Giller hosanna
Her press, printing by hand,
Could not meet the demand
So we all had to wait for mañana.
John le Carré is a great author
he wishes the bookers wouldn't bother.
his writings about the secret service
reveal the workings of the circus.
The question remains " will he add to his coffer?"
There was a young lady named Scarlett
Who loved to eat pears by Bartlett
So many she ate
That she doomed her fate
When she accidentally on purpose a fart-let
Want to submit a limerick of your own? Head over to the Literary Limerick discussion group in the CBC Books Community to find out how!