I’m embarrassed, abashed and chagrined for I did pick For two days past to pen a literary form so quick
What was I thinking, I publicly labelled and to the blogosphere told I would daily for several consecutive create an ode
I thank a friend for setting me right, for the form is actually limerick!
The world is coming undone and things are going to pot When anyone anywhere can write something, give it a shot For those professional writers and grammarians it must be all they can bear When unrefined folk like me go on a tear And decide willy nilly to keyboard a rhyme With ignorance to form and established verse And the nerve! to post a blog for the world to see You think you’d take a moment to get it right they mime And vow if they meet me to be very terse For it’s obvious this woman doesn’t know a literary q from a p
I think I got the rhyming scheme down for each form now. If it’s not right, I’d appreciate a course correction from someone out there. One of the references said that limericks are often obscene. I seem to be digging myself in deeper every day.
Commitments, openly stated, you then mean to keep
Without some forethought however, doubt starts to creep
Like this ode thing, I see now, is of certain code
Containing a strophe, an antistrophe and epode
Huh? Am thinking now I got in too deep
If someone would like to weigh in and tell me if the above is anything close to an ode, I’d appreciate it.
There are very ambitious bloggers who decide to blog daily for a long time on a certain subject. Examples are various photo blogs and the blog that beget the story underlying the Hollywood movie “Julie and Julia” or our Ottawa based An Elephant A Day blog.
I do not possess the talent, tenacity or creativity to blog daily. I think I have it in me, though, to pen an ode a day, until May Day. May Day is May 1st and by then I will likely be weary of creating odes and many of you who are kind enough to look at this blog will likely want to issue a “may day” by then anyway. The odes will have no particular theme. In fact, if you’d like, send me a topic, a word or phrase and I’ll see if I can put it to ode.
Here’s the inaugural blog based on an item that is one of the leading news items today. (smaller font is due to user ineptness and inability to figure out to change it)
There once was a man named Tony
And that name rhymes with baloney
It says on the news, he and Senator Pana
Put money in places that grow bananas
Some would buy tickets to watch this pony