• Register
  • Help
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Topic: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

  1. #1

    OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

    Hi everyone,

    I've been scarce lately and miss everyone!

    Some time ago, I collected a bunch of creative writing from the forum posts, and present them here for your amusement. (Pictures may be missing unfortunately; sorry about that...


    Limericks and Other Poetic Endeavors

    Give diligence to your composing
    Whether master, apprentice or posing
    If they play what you write
    There's a comfort in sight
    That you are one instead of supposing!
    -- KE Peace

    Senor de la Cruz was an odd piece;
    He dispensed with his breeches and cod-piece
    With a hey-nonny-no
    In a skirt he would go
    And despite all the gossip would not cease.
    -- KE Peace

    A matador, minstrel and queen:
    They’re certainly a sight to be seen!
    But weird as they are,
    Stranger by far
    Was my costume this Hal'ween!
    -- trentpmcd (Trent McDonald)

    Way back in Nineteen-O-Nine
    They lived in a tent and were fine.
    But they'd only come out
    when the locals would shout,
    "Hey! That guy's a chick! and she's mine!"
    -- reberclark, AKA “soup”

    Of flamenco guitar and of dancin',
    Three gay caballeros tried chancin'
    a trio-type act
    but an auto-didact
    stole their show - you can see it in Branson.
    -- reberclark, AKA “soup”

    'Twas Tommy and Harry and Fred
    Came singin' and playin', then said,
    "We're really exotic!
    and somewhat erotic!
    And all of our kids are inbred!"

    There once was a city named Branson,
    Missouri with singin' and dancin'.
    Its stars were all older
    But had that odd smolder
    Of fires usually kindled by prancin'.

    Ladies, Gents, one and all see our trio -
    We're the fabulous group called Con Brio!
    With a stomp and a click
    And a strum without pick
    We will knock off your socks 'fore you flee-oh
    -- Alan Perkins

    We will knock off your socks 'fore you flee-oh
    To Iceland, New York, or to Rio
    Our playing is grand
    And our little band
    Gets ovations spelled B-R-A-V-O!
    -- reberclark

    How DARE you reduce us to limericks!!
    Can't you see we're three talented dimwits??
    We can DANCE! We can PLAY!
    And as for rumors we're....... a tad effeminate;
    Those arose from our fondness for shin licks!
    -- DDW (Danny Williams)

    Hear us sing songs like O Sole Mio
    Tell your friends, bring your old uncle Theo
    Join the dance in our tent
    (No we're not really bent!)
    You can leave once you've drunken your tea-oh.
    -- Alan Perkins

    In your tea we have put a wee dram
    That might leave your life in a jam.
    Its properties exhibit
    (and do not inhibit)
    Expressions from "My God!" to "Damn!"
    -- reberclark

    With things like "shin licks(!)" notwithstanding
    Our honor is somewhat demanding.
    Our act represents,
    (but its better "in tents")
    A bi-ling-u-al understanding!
    -- reberclark

    There once was a woman named Peace
    Whose war against boredom released
    A flood of desire
    To take her art higher
    Then all her doubts totally ceased!
    -- reberclark

    Aww Karen that's lovely to hear
    That the limericks filled you with cheer
    If you like you can use 'em
    But please don't abuse them
    Or Soupy might chomp on your ear!
    -- Alan Perkins

    I dare him to chomp on my ear!
    His sharp fangs inspire no fear!
    I'm encased in a metal
    And in such fine fettle
    That nothing could chill my good cheer!

    A can opener even would not
    Put a dent in my armour well-wrought
    If he'd make a soup of me
    Better add water
    Than scratch at my soup can for naught!

    And even with water, say I.
    He'd be disappointed -- know why?
    I'm primordial! elusive!
    Archetypal! reclusive! --
    Too dissolute already am I!
    -- KE Peace

    Oh, I'll never chomp on her ear.
    She's too much a lady, I fear.
    I'm meek as a lamb,
    And smoked like a ham,
    And like to eat beignets with beer.
    -- reberclark

    hey "soup" i'm no lady i fear,
    i lack polish, charisma and cheer!
    i can swear like a sailor
    and paid a good tailor
    to sew a tuxedo this year.
    - KE Peace

    There is a young tubist named Turner,
    Who (many say) is a slow learner.
    He drinks kerosene
    and plays "Mannin Veen"
    While igniting his horn's afterburner.
    - reberclark

    Word of the Week Limerick-fest

    KE Peace suggested our word for the week:

    Alacrity is defined as:

    1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness:
    2.liveliness; briskness.

    I thought this word exemplified a trait often seen among the members of this forum. There is a great deal of music in the Listening Room done with alacrity. Thanks Karen for this week's word.

    And feel free to volunteer some of your favorite words for an upcoming Word of the Week.

    Gary Garritan

    I once met a girl who was pretty,
    And I made for her one special ditty.
    It sang to her heart,
    "Let the party now start!"
    I gained a lass and alacrity!

    Originally Posted by Garritan
    ***And feel free to volunteer some of your favorite words for an upcoming Word of the Week.

    Gary Garritan

    Here are my recondite candidates:
    • saxicolous
    • trenchant
    • rugose
    • monotreme and
    • orphic

    There once was a hermit saxicolous
    With a monotreme pet quite meticulous
    When it laid a strange egg
    It waxed orphic and said,
    “Its rugosity’s most serendipitous!"
    - ke peace

    Here is my favourite limerick:
    A tiger by taste anthropophagous
    Felt a yearning within his oesophagus;
    He spied a fat Brahmin,
    And growled 'What's the harm in
    A peripatetic sarcophagus?'

    - Wordsworth book of limericks
    - post from Alan Perkins

    Originally Posted by reberclark
    Suggestions for Word of the Week:


    Sosnowski grabs the Wheell

    Why, these are all such common words. Just the other day, bemoaning the ravages of age and eptless diet, I said to my health-conscious friend, Gary...

    I'm highly recalcitrant and suffering a total disinclination toward consuming pizza and beer any longer -- they're two leading causes of ictus and a subsequently decrepitudinous state. Why, last time I did that, the sphygmomanometer showed my blood pressure at 220/197! Not to mention,
    beer plays on me like a fruity philtre, leaving me curiously enamored of grenadilla and scuppernong grapes... when, of course, rather than consuming grapes and passionflower, I should be drinking a healthy malt wort.


    Originally Posted by KE Peace

    Nah. Showing off would be using all the words in one
    sentence of 22 words or fewer. Any takers?

    -- David Sosnowski

    Oh dear! ... when i was a software engineer, the best way for my boss to get me to do something was to state that it "could not be done"... and I was thenceforth a captive. This is nowhere near as eloquent as your offering, but it's at least syntactically sound... almost

    Recalcitrant disinclinations toward pizza and the philtre beer, causes of ictus-induced decrepitudinous sphygmomanometers readings, enamours me of granadilla, scuppernong and wort.
    - KE Peace

    When I was contracting as a software engineer if someone told me it could not be done, I upped my rate before doing it. Motivation all round...
    - Tony Monaghan

    Yeah, my strategy remains about there. First I tell 'em it's impossible, then how much it will cost.
    - David Sosnowski

    "Alacrity, alacrity, there's nothing like alacrity,
    There never was a word of such deceitfulness and swacrity."
    - T. S. Idiot
    In theory there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.
    - reberclark

    On CoMB:

    There was a young man named Reber
    For CoMB waited forever
    With limerick, our dear poet
    patiently waited while he wrote it
    While so doing his rhymes were quite clever

    After weeks and weeks
    And enduring sore cheeks
    When the package arrived
    He exclaimed, "I'm alive!"
    And made music which many a man seeks.
    -- Gary Garritan

    'Tis the end o' June
    And the top o' July -
    The mailman wonders
    Why I sigh,

    When in the box no Concert Band grows
    And it seems that Time is static and "froze"
    Until the day only Garritan knows
    The product is shipping to "regular Joes."

    So idle I sit,
    My thumbs all a-twiddle,
    My GPO knit
    With a Harp and a Fiddle

    Awaiting the day when it will appear.
    With sections of trumpets and horns will I hear
    The ruffle and flourish of ensemble winds
    A glorious big compilation of dins.

    And yet with an oboe, a flute or a sax
    And very close managing of their attacks,
    Releases and phrasing and all of the rest,
    I'm sure to make music - for that is my quest.

    O! For a fine package of Helicon fire!
    O! For killer Trumpets with heat and desire!
    O! For Saxes and Tubas and Horns!
    O! To make music and no longer mourn!

    At that time of day when the Mailman appears,
    I wait with my eyes open - and both my ears
    Maybe today it will finally be mine
    That package from Gary for two thirty nine!
    - reberclark

    'O reberclark,
    You clever shark
    'tis time you know it
    that you're quite a poet

    What is its fate?
    Concert / Marching band is late
    And we patiently wait
    For NI to get it straight

    The printing is spun
    And the beta is done
    When the masters arrive
    Then we soon can go live.

    It just seems so wrong
    that the wait's been this long
    But soon it will be here
    and then we can cheer.

    The beat of a drum
    Will cure your glum
    The euphonium's zest
    Will curl hair on your chest

    With sousaphones tootin'
    And winds hi-flutin'
    And many horns ablaze
    will be sure to amaze

    Wherever you tread
    You'll be one step ahead
    Soon, us musical marauders
    Will have our marching orders
    n Gary Garritan

    There once was a man - Garritan
    Whose mind conceived of a plan
    To market good noises
    To girls and to boyses
    Through a software concern that he ran.

    They greeted these sounds with such glee
    That they brought the whole world to its knee
    Then entered NI
    And some time it passed by
    And they wondered "is it them or's it me?"

    But the software was soon all repaired
    And the company stood up and stared
    At its great conceivement
    And glorious achievement
    Of the accolades they had ensnared!
    n reberclark

    Superheroes, Musical Pets and Other Mischief

    ü Things To Do In An Elevator

    1 When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.

    2) Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock.
    Smile, and go back for more.

    3) Call the Psychic Hotline from your cell phone and ask if they know what floor your on.

    4) Bring a camera and take pictures of everyone in the elevator.

    5) Move your desk in to the elevator and whenever anyone gets on, ask if they have an appointment.

    6) Lay down the twister mat and ask people if they would like to play.

    7) Leave a box in the corner, and when someone gets on, ask them if they can hear ticking.

    8) Pretend you are a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exits with the passengers.

    9) When the doors close, announce to the others, "It's okay, don't panic, they open again!"

    10) Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering, "Shut up, all of you, just shut up!"

    11) Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside, ask, "Got enough air in there?"

    12) Stand silently and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.

    13) Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers.

    14) Listen to the elevator walls with your stethoscope.

    15) Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers, "This is MY personal space!"

    I forgot where I heard this limerick before. Eh, hammyway -

    Ladies and gentlemen, hobos and tramps,
    Bug-eyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants!
    I'm about to tell you a story I've never heard before,
    So pull up a chair and sit on the floor.
    Admission is free, so pay at the door.

    One fine day, in the middle of the night,
    two, dead boys got up to fight.
    Back to back, they faced each other,
    drew their swords and shot each other.
    A deaf policeman heard the noise,
    and saved the lives of the two dead boys.
    If you don't believe my lies are true,
    ask the blind man, he saw it too!

    The once was a girl from Japan
    whose limericks just wouldn't scan.
    If you asked her why
    she would say, with a sigh,
    "It because I always put as many words in the last line as I possibly can!"
    - G. Rudolph

    My wife and I have two dogs (Beagle/Lab mixes) named Ruby and Sweetpea. When we went to bed last night, the pups decided that it was time to start barking. I noticed during their yammering that they were barking in rhythm. Almost as a contrapuntal composition. Their barks were also at several different pitch levels.

    Next came the howling, and man, I swear that they were howling in Major and and minor thirds. And of course, inevitably, one of them continued to howl while the other went bark to the contrapuntal, rhythmic barking.

    I wish I had recorded it, because it was awesome. Maybe we could have yet another GPO add-on (GPH: Garritan\'s Personal Housepets)


    Oh by the way, you should hear our cat Fluffy play my keyboard while I'm trying to compose.

    n Johnny Lost



    Originally Posted by Garritan
    Nine Reasons To Becom an Evil Super Villain...

    1. You will have more friends

    I can't feed the ones I have already. And they drink my beer.
    2. You get to laugh maniacally

    I do that anyway.
    3. All of a sudden, you will have the budget for all kinds of toys

    I can't even figure out my VCR. More toys, I don't need.
    4. Hot chicks dig evil guys

    And my wife knows how to use a shotgun.
    5. You will be safe from everyday accidents

    I'm insured. That's how I make my living.
    6. You don’t have to worry about anyone killing you

    Except my wife (see 4. above).
    7. You can kill anyone you want

    A hobby of mine for years, already. So is taxidermy.
    8. You get to dress how you want

    Do I even have to comment on that one?
    9. No matter how weak you are, you will be more than a match for any hero facing you

    Three bowls of lentil soup, and I am anyway.


    I remain,

    An Unevil Unsuperhero

    -- Dave Sosnowski

    For those not familiar with the Super Heros, last year the GPO League of Super Friends was formed dedicated to truth, justice and the betterment of sampling. The Super Friends are members of this forum with extraordinary abilities. Here is the original thread: http://www.northernsounds.com/forum...ead.php?t=26148

    Since that time more members joined the forum who must be inducted into the GPO League of Super Friends. It would be great to make Beach, Sean, Navidson, etLux, MovieMaestro and other superheros too! If you would like to join, please send me a small headshot of yourself and we'll make you into a superhero.

    To infinity and beyond....

    Meet the Super Heros:

    Top Left to Right: Falcon Stefan soars above rest and his powers come directly from GPO which transforms his energy into bolts of inspiration. Plugman David - The mastermind behind GPO Studio has the super ability to create and command VST plugins and hosts. The Incredible Hulk Maddux - whose powerful arrangements will make anyone green with envy. The ever-vigilant Archangel Jeannot can eliminate evil from any sample, Houston "The Thing" is solid like a rock. Beneath that super-strong rocky exterior lies a heroic and lovable heart. Jonny Lantern - Armed with a special MIDI ring which allows him to do super film scores. When you find youself in danger, just call for Garth the Super Chicken! (puk, ack!), Shazvald the Viking - His principal weapon is the enchanted hammer, one of the most formidable weapons known to man or god.

    Middle Left to Right: Boy Wonder Zack who is ready to assist in the fight for good music. Super Francesco - Able to leap tall orchestrations in a single bound, Andy-lastic Man - One of the world's greatest super-hero orchestrators and conductors who can easily mold and form arrangements of his choosing. Professor G, Radio-Actively Man Christopher can broadcast beams of hypnotic radio signals, AquaBrian2112 with his amazing ability to command trout, Batman Burrell heroic creature of the night who spends his time helping others.

    Bottom Left to Right: The Punisher Jeff - As judge, jury, and executioner, he's a new kind of vigilante out to wage a one man war against those who have done wrong to the sample industry, Cyclops Klaren possesses the mutant ability to post to the forum from his eye, the wonderful and incomparable Joker Styxx, Brian Wolveroney is a musical mutant with a number of enhancements such as the ability to hear things other musicians cannot and his retractable knives in his forearms that allow him to give a cutting performance, Flash Haydn - The super fast demo maker, Wonder Danielle - Virtuous Amazon Queen wields the Lasso of Truth and can do almost anything, Dan the Torch - This super hero is hot! And his demos are sure to make you melt.

    In a recent conversation, Mr. Garritan informed me that he is ardently looking for ways to fill his current free time.

    A while back, many of the regular forum participants (they participate regularly, that is--in all other aspects these individuals are slightly to extremely irregular) were converted into FORUM SUPERHEROES (FSH), the most successful and striking of which was Snorlax the Euphoniuman, visible above.

    Since the original granting of FSH status, a number of new posters have appeared and could be eligible for FSH status. The more you post, the more Gary knows about you and can create an FSH to fit your face and your personality. I'd say, aside from Snorlax the Euphoniuman, my favorite is Larry G. Alexander's FSH as Popeye--100% dead-on!!!

    Send Gary a sample of your head (I guess that means a photo) and let him go to town and make you into an FSH.

    BTW: The term "HERO" here is 100% gender-neutral...ALL members may be granted FSH status.

    Apply now...Gary needs something to fill the time

    A Proud First-(or so)-Generation FSH...

    PS: the original thread elicited numerous responses revealing a love for Spandex. If this describes you, please do apply.
    Jim Williams (snorlax)

    Dear Tech Support:

    Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0. I soon noticed that
    the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources. Girlfriend 7.0 came with the program Sexual
    Favors 2.0 and the program ran beautifully and I used it quite frequently.
    When I upgraded to Wife 1.0 it automatically deleted that program and I
    have been trying to reinstall it with no success.
    In addition, Wife 1.0 installed itself into all other programs and now
    monitors all other system activity. Applications such as Poker Night
    Football 5.0 , Hunting and Fishing 7.5 , and Racing 3.6.
    I can't seem to keep Wife 1.0 in the background while attempting to run
    my favorite applications. I'm thinking about going back to Girlfriend 7.0 ,
    but the uninstall doesn't work on Wife 1.0 . Please help!

    Troubled User.....


    Dear Troubled User:

    This is a very common problem that men complain about.
    Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0, thinking that it is
    just a Utilities and Entertainment program. Wife 1.0 is an OPERATING
    SYSTEM and is designed by its Creator to run EVERYTHING !!! It is also
    impossible to delete Wife 1.0 and to return to Girlfriend 7.0 . It is
    impossible to uninstall, or purge the program files from the system
    once installed.
    You cannot go back to Girlfriend 7.0 because Wife 1.0 is designed to not
    allow this. Look in your Wife 1.0 manual under Warnings-Alimony/Child
    Support . I recommend that you keep Wife 1.0 and work on improving the
    situation. I hate to tell you this but Sexual Favors 2.0 cannot be used
    under the Wife 1.0 operating system but works great with Perfect Wife 3.5
    which is an almost impossible program to find. I suggest installing the
    background application "Yes Dear" to alleviate software augmentation.
    The best course of action is to enter the command C:\APOLOGIZE! because
    ultimately you will have to give the APOLOGIZE command before the system
    will return to normal anyway.
    Wife 1.0 is a great program, but it tends to be very high maintenance.
    Wife 1.0 comes with several support programs, such as Clean and Sweep 3., Cook It 1.5 and Do Bills 4.2 .
    However, be very careful how you use these programs. Improper use will
    cause the system to launch the program Nag Nag 9.5 . Once this happens,
    the only way to improve the performance of Wife 1.0 is to purchase
    additional software. I recommend Flowers 2.1 and Diamonds 5.0 !
    WARNING!!! DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Secretary With Short
    Skirt 3.3 . This application is not supported by Wife 1.0 and will
    cause irreversible damage to the operating system!

    Best of luck,

    Tech Support

    Mr. Sample
    sat him down
    to write a little ditty

    With his Mac
    and mouse at hand
    his music is so pretty

    And now he's groovin'
    with the gang
    the one called Garritan

    We wish him well
    and hope he finds
    our rep is one we're meritin'


    Randy B.

    Originally Posted by qccowboy
    well, I want to thank everyone who is participating.
    it's making me feel both guilty and terribly, terribly happy at the same time.

    When a good man catches a beautiful goat, all the men smile.

    - Polish Proverb

    Hmmm. That seems to lose a little in the translation; but, hey,
    you get the general idea, I'm sure... when one does well, we all
    do well.

    The matter of goats aside, I'm sure every one of us is smiling
    with you. – Dave

    - Gary

    And "when a bad goat catches a beautiful woman, all the goats smile"
    -- Ancient Greek Proverb

    - KE Peace

    Eat the Music

    A Very Brief Suite for Woodwind Quintet
    By David J. Sosnowski

    I. Olive Oil
    II. Basil
    III. Garlic
    IV. Onions
    V. Tomatoes

    To Listen:


    The Recipe:

    Place three tablespoons of virgin olive oil in a small sauce pot and heat
    gently on very low heat. Add a quarter cup of basil, and let it soak in
    the oil for five minutes as the oil warms.

    Add a quarter cup of diced garlic, and turn up the heat a little, until the
    oil barely begins to bubble.

    Then add one-half cup of onions and sauté gently for about five minutes
    or until the onions just begin to brown.

    Add two pounds of (canned or fresh) crushed tomatoes. Bring to a gentle
    boil; then reduce the heat to a very low simmer for about an hour, stirring

    Remove from heat and allow the sauce to rest for a bit; then it's ready to
    serve over the pasta of your choice.
    n Dave Sosnowski
    Listen at: www.soundclick.com/kepeaceusa
    Scores at: http://stores.lulu.com/ke_peace

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Wilton, NH

    Re: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

    Out of curiosity....
    I went back to late December 2007 and found the following limericks that I had posted. One note – besides these I also posted a poem, Black-eyed Susan, in the Listening Room, but that was something I had I set to music, not a spontaneous reaction to a post on the forum.

    Thread – No Comment
    There once was a man named Trent
    To fulfill a hard task he was bent
    To create a reply
    Quite original, Oh my:
    But it can’t be called a comment

    So he decided to write some limericks
    Throwing together anything that sticks
    He created some verse
    The wording quite terse
    This problem he would lick!

    But his poems were really quite lame
    For his imagination is a little tame
    No feeling for time
    And some quite awful Rhyme
    Verse after the verse, all the same

    “Oh well” he finally did say
    “This is quite enough for one day
    These might be a bore
    But I completed my chore
    Now to put my pen and paper away.”

    Thread – Photo Contest (Man & Lady with Antenna)
    1. A man once said to his wife,
    “I think I can end our strife –
    Music and tea,
    Large antenee:
    An alien program for life”

    2. There once was a man from Fettle
    Who brewed something weird in his kettle
    He tried to hear
    The thoughts of his dear
    But out of his mind he did settle

    3. “An experiment!” he did declare
    “To pick thoughts right out of the air!”
    With some very stiff tea
    And strange apratee
    He tried to see what he could hear

    Thread – New Years Resolutions
    The superhero heard a great cry:
    “Another limerick and I will die!”
    He knew it was Gary
    Who put out this query
    So to end the nonsense he did try
    But rhythm he did lack
    When he went in to attack
    A Shakespeare he’s not
    And his poems did rot
    And his rhymes – a sad sack
    But our hero did not fear-
    He quoted Homer to great cheer
    But his hexameter was hacked
    For gift of tongue he lacked
    And only limericks he could hear
    “I’ll be back” said our Trent
    As his lines became more and more bent
    With a twisted phrase
    And words like haze
    Clear meaning was never sent
    So the limericks have gained the field
    And have raised a defensive shield
    The simple little verse
    Did win like a curse
    But I’ll be back when I’m healed!

    Thread – I Have The Answer….!!!
    No more limericks, he did say
    For they surely take too much time away
    From writing music divine
    And sonatas sublime
    Maybe one more, what the hey.
    Trent P. McDonald

  3. #3

    Re: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

    Hi Trent,

    This is great!
    hey thanks for adding to all this. My compendium is not exhaustive in any sense of the word -- I just looked for things I knew were there or were easy to find in the limited time I had. So, if anyone notices that their stuff is missing, that is why -- no editorial decisions were involved!!

    Anyone else want to add some favorites? Or new things for that matter. When I started that little project, I thought it would be fun to have a whole bunch of Garritan Forum fun-stuff in one place for easy reading.... but now, though I am too busy to do the searching, etc. I would still enjoy seeing them in one place. Oh and probably someone could do better with the pictures and getting them here where they belong -- for some reason I have never been good at it.

    Thanks again, Trent!

    Listen at: www.soundclick.com/kepeaceusa
    Scores at: http://stores.lulu.com/ke_peace

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    South of the Ohio River

    Re: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing


    What a wonderful project this is. I am so duly impressed that limericks escape me this morning. Thanks so much for starting what, I am sure, will be one of the most popular threads ever on this forum.

    This is, indeed a special place.
    Far better than that "Book" with a "Face,"
    With people like Ms. Peace,
    It's so full of "Neats,"
    That it's just really hard to keep pace!
    Dayton, Kentucky
    Personally, I'm waiting for caller IQ.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Styxx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    West Seneca, NY

    Re: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

    This is so cool Karen! May I add a favorite limerick I used to sing to me kindigarten through 3 grade classes (when I was a teacher and not what I is nothing today)

    Here goes, From the "Nickel's Book" of children's songs. (There are several books). I don't know where to purchase them today. Hemingway ...

    I went to the movies

    I went to the movies tomorrow
    And took a front seat at the back
    I fell from the floor to the ceiling
    And broke a front bone in my back.
    I said to the lady behind me
    I cannot see over your hat
    I phoned for a taxi and walked home
    And that’s why I never cam back.

  6. #6

    Re: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

    Quote Originally Posted by trentpmcd View Post
    Out of curiosity....
    I went back to late December 2007 and found the following limericks that I had posted. One note – besides these I also posted a poem, Black-eyed Susan, in the Listening Room, but that was something I had I set to music, not a spontaneous reaction to a post on the forum.
    Oh I forgot to add -- that i'd love it if you would post your poem; i mean, my attitude is this post is everyone's -- plus, just speaking for myself, I love to see the marvelous diversity of creativity everyone here has (not to mention sense of humor...)

    Last edited by KE Peace; 05-13-2008 at 09:42 AM. Reason: add ending of quote block
    Listen at: www.soundclick.com/kepeaceusa
    Scores at: http://stores.lulu.com/ke_peace

  7. #7

    Re: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

    Hey Jerry and Styxx,

    Anyone, add anything!

    I am handing over "ownership" of this post to you all (if owning a post is possible at all, which I doubt somehow).

    So "have at it", folks! (as my Dad used to say).

    Listen at: www.soundclick.com/kepeaceusa
    Scores at: http://stores.lulu.com/ke_peace

  8. #8

    Re: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

    There was a young man from Japan
    who wrote limericks that just didn't scan
    They all start just fine
    but in the last line
    he tries to cram in as many syllables as he possibly can.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Styxx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    West Seneca, NY

    Re: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

    Quote Originally Posted by KE Peace View Post
    Oh I forgot to add -- that i'd love it if you would post your poem;.............................. (not to mention sense of humor...)

    Cool! Here's a poem I wrote several years ago when I was just knee high to a grasshopper.

    The Snow
    Oh ...

  10. #10

    Re: OT: A compendium of Garritan Forum limericks and other creative writing

    Hey Owen and Styxx,

    i love 'em!

    Your selections, especially juxtaposed with one another as they are, point out the important of economy of language

    which reminds me of a little ditty i wrote once:

    On the Sonnet Form

    The tight restrictions of the sonnet form
    Can wring creative verse from arid minds.
    Restrictions of this sort are not the norm,
    But efforts to fit in repay in kind.

    The five iambs, 3 stanzas and a twist
    Are scaffolding 'pon which to hang a thought.
    When of that structure you have got the gist,
    The verse may come surprisingly unsought.

    A picture frame -- the form -- may grace the verse
    With ordered beauty otherwise unfound,
    A boundary against the tendency
    To uncontrolled and rambling words unbound.

    It might be better to constrain your verse
    Than ramble on and on -- the poet's curse.

    -- c. 2005

    One might say something similar, I am thinking, about music form and structure... to an extent, anyway! "Too many notes" -- from the movie "Amadeus", during an impromptu critique of his work -- and he replied "And which ones would you have me remove?" (I love it!)

    Oh and Owen, yours also reminds me of a line in a Frank Zappa song, "Dancing Fool": the beat is disco-y, and the lyrics scan perfectly, except one phrase, which forms the pickup to the "Dancin' Fool" chorus:

    [a bunch of 32nd? notes squished into 2 rather fast pickup beats:]

    I-may-be-totally-wrong-but-I'm-a -- [beat!] Dancing Fool......

    Very funny. What a genius Zappa was.....

    your poem: how Zen-like!
    There is a book, by the way, called "Photographing Fairies", and that is how it ends:


    And that one little word, uttered ecstatically in a prison cell by a condemned man, was about the most powerful single word, in its context, that I have ever read.

    Thanks, guys, it's good to be back.

    Listen at: www.soundclick.com/kepeaceusa
    Scores at: http://stores.lulu.com/ke_peace

Go Back to forum


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts