Friday, May 04, 2007

Poetry Friday: Limerick Contest Winners!

I'm delighted to announce the results of The Fire Escape's First Annual Bilbo Baggins Birthday Limerick Contest, where entrants had to provide the last rhyming line to one of two poems (it's my fault if you think they're terrible, as I provided the first four lines.) First, the limerick from readers to writers, which started like this:

From Reader To Writer

To imagine the best children's book,
You must closet yourself in a nook,
Forget fame and glory,
And just tell the story,
________________________.


There were several strong contenders in this category, but the winning last line comes from Jennifer, who grasps the fundamental challenge of the writing life.

From Reader To Writer

To imagine the best children's book,
You must closet yourself in a nook,
Forget fame and glory,And just tell the story,
You should hire a maid and a cook.

Next came the blogger to writer category, which started like this:

From Blogger To Writer

I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
But I see you've been googlin' your name,
My stat counter's showin',
Your visits are growin',
________________________.


With her usual self-deprecatory humor, Mother Reader provided the winning entry:

From Blogger To Writer

I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
But I see you've been googlin' your name,
My stat counter's showin',
Your visits are growin',
Too bad that my blog is so lame.

Jennifer and Pam, I'll be sending you packets of spicy hot mix and personalized copies of Rickshaw Girl, so please tell me if you want the books signed for particular person, library, or school. Congratulations, and thanks to the brave souls who submitted last lines and for all the birthday wishes.

3 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh, those are great, Mitali!

Congrats to JenniferSnapshot and MR :)

MotherReader said...

Well, how about that. Glad to have won. Happy, as always, to just play. I'll drop you a line.

Jen Robinson said...

Congratulations, Jennifer and MotherReader! What a fun contest, Mitali. Great responses!

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