I had really good intentions about blogging (again!) today, but got sidetracked into more involvement with Immy. Footloose sent a revised version of one major picture which I will need to clear background from (pity this one demands that this be done) which is rather time consuming, and later sent a BRILLIANT cover for Immy Goes Flying, which she will hopefully post tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I had got involved with scoring (for violin and piano, as a preliminary for orchestra) a theme for Immy I dreamt up in February. I had thought I had lost it, and decided to write another, but as I was getting ready for bed last night the tune came back to mind, so I decided if it had stayed for that long it was worth keeping. I tracked down the score this morning and got to work on it. Then I did one for Fernis the Dragon, and am very pleased with that. I will try and put them on a player widget soon. Only 30 seconds each, but that is still a lot of notes.

Now I still have to do goblins and knights and an indignant deputation. Those should be challenging!

Anyway, that has left me with no time to cook up a post other than these three really awful rhymes on the theme of ‘crossed legs’ which I scribbled a few days ago under the evil influence of Madeleine Begun Kane who runs a Limerick-off where I recently got an Honourable Mention. What put this theme in mind, was, I think, that I had been needing to ‘go’ but had got involved in some writing I hadn’t wanted to leave.

They are a bit crude, but then limericks are supposed to be, aren’t they? 

A man with crossed legs sat about;
‘My foot’s gone to sleep!’ was his shout;
More likely the stink
Of socks, I should think,
Which caused the poor thing to pass out. 

A girl with crossed legs sat around,
For when she uncrossed them she found
Her assets laid bare
To everyone’s stare –
No panties she wore, I’ll be bound! 

A youth with crossed legs sat in class,
And wriggled about on his ar… er, bottom;
When told to uncross,
He gasped out, ‘Imposs…!
Or else I some water shall pass!’

Feel free to add your own versions! 

© Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. LOL! I just love being an evil influence.

    Bwah hahahahaha!


  2. amydot90 says:

    Limericks are great! Always funny but quit difficult to write I find! These are fantastic though! I really like them!


  3. arkenaten says:

    Very clever. “There was an old woman from Leeds…etc etc..” 🙂


    • colonialist says:

      There was an old woman from Leeds
      Quite noted for doing good deeds;
      She ran a nice spot
      Men liked quite a lot –
      Her girls satisfying their needs.

      (Howzatt for spur-of-the-moment?)


  4. adeeyoyo says:

    Oy, Col! Couldn’t help giggling…

    As if I didn’t have enough on my plate. I have become involved with LinkedIn Poets’ weekly challenges too and was nominated to do the vote counting (Phew, what a job). Anyway will pass it on shortly (hopefully) and just enter each week (perhaps…). Lots of contacts there that maybe could be useful to you. Nice bunch overall.


  5. Now, see, if you had never found my “Glitch Fix” post, I’d never have almost wet my pants reading these limericks!! It’s me, Sharp Little AKA Amy Barlow Liberatore. Loved your writing, and yes, Mad Kane has cast her spell on many of us..

    As to your “fix,” yes, the “SHOW” box is the one to unclick. Then the line will disappear! You are on the right track, and pass the word. This fix is going all over the world, and I could not be more pleased to help fellow bloggers!! You rock, Colonialist! Amy Barlow Liberatore, Madison, WI


  6. Immy’s developments sound so exciting: and the musical angle a wonderful one, Col. So lovely to hear of so many of the senses engaged in this beautiful little character.


  7. adinparadise says:

    Hahaha, They weren’t very crude at all, Col. You always sound so busy, as though you’re meeting yourself coming back. 😉


  8. Tilly Bud says:

    Do you know Mad Kane’s blog? She hosts weekly limerick-offs.


  9. Sonel says:

    hehehehe, adorable! Now I’ve gotta run otherwise you will swim!
    Great post once again Col. Have a great day! 🙂


  10. Oh, dear! You have been quite busy, Col! Me too – but on decidedly different things. You don’t want to know what they are, though! Can’t wait to hear the music! Post it asap! 😆


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