Halloween Limericks…. Limericks…. Limericks…

[Day 24]

NEW! updated with podcast

Hi, now we are in our last week of Halloween waiting for *trick or treat*. I called the next Halloween limerick “The Beastly Feast” . Check out my other limericks and riddles and my little limerick tutorial on [Day 12] “how to write limerick poetry”. I will post a couple of limericks and Halloween poems the coming days. Have a nice weekend, Milou

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The Beastly Feast by Milou

All over the ground bones are scattered
I can clearly hear them clatterpurplemon
A monstrous beast
Has had a feast
My sister is finished eating her matter

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Halloween Witch Poem

[Day 16]

Halloween witch poem. Today another funny Halloween poem with audio. Enjoy, Milou

Labels: Halloween witch, Halloween limericks, witch poems, scary witch poem, funny witch poems for kids, free Halloween audio

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Dear Ms. Witch by Milou

I wouldn’t mind to come and dine
But there is something wrong inside my spinemouthwitch
I can’t run nor walk
I can barely talk
When I find my poor spine, I’ll be fine

Thanks a Ton
The Skeleton

And again listen to one of the great stories by S.E. Schlosser. Check out the other stories on my Halloween countdown [Day 1 to Day 16]. Click on HOME to see all posts for Halloween or click on categories for navigation on the right. See you tomorrow, Milou 🙂

Used with permission of S.E. Schlosser and AmericanFolklore.net. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.

© S.E. Schlosser 1997 – 2009

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Halloween poems – Witch Craft

[Day 14]

Today I post another of my Halloween limericks and my little sister! is reading the Witch Craft poem…. she is doing a great job. 🙂 I will post a couple of limericks and riddles the next days. Take care, Milou

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Witch Craft by Milou (read by my little sister)

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One night inside a castle room
A little girl heard sounds of doom
A hollow moan
A hiss and a groan
As a witch flew past her on a broom

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Halloween limerick – The Witch from Beijing

[Day 13] NEW! updated with audio

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Today you can read another of my Halloween limericks. I will post a couple of limericks and riddles the next days. Please comment and if you have a great Halloween limerick or riddle – I like to hear from you. 🙂 What is limerick poetry? Check out my limerick guide “how to write limericks” with some limericks examples on [Day 12] yesterday. See you tomorrow, Milou

Labels: Halloween limericks, Halloween rhymes and verses, Halloween riddles, limericks for kids, learn how to write limericks, create your own limericks, read samples of limerick poetry, limerick resources, witch limerick

Halloween Spelling Witch

Halloween Spelling Witch

The Witch from Beijing by Milou

There was once a witch from Beijing
Who scared the pants off every person and thing
When she entered a room
They’re all out in a zoom
But only when the witch would sing

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Halloween limericks – How to write limerick poetry for kids

[Day 12]

Halloween pumpkin

Halloween pumpkin

Today you can read and listen to one of my Halloween limericks. I will post a couple of limericks the next days. What is limerick poetry? A limerick is a five line poem with a strict form (AABBA), which intends to be witty or humorous! Limericks have been around since the 18th century. Read some examples of limerick poetry in my post which explains how to write limericks. St. Patrick’s Day is often associated with limerick poetry popularized in English by Edward Lear (1812 – 1888). Limerick Day is celebrated on his birthday, May 12. You can download a free E-book of Edward Lear – find a download link and resources at the end of this posting.

Labels: Halloween limericks, Halloween rhymes and verses, limericks for kids, learn how to write limericks, create your own limericks, read samples of limerick poetry, limerick resources

The Terrible Ghost by Milouflyingwitch

There once was a terrible ghost
Who was much scarier than most
He howled and screamed
His body beamed
But the thing he did best was boast


Limericks Edward Lear

Limericks Edward Lear

A Limerick is a five line poem that follows a specific rhyming pattern and rhythm (AABBA). Limericks are often “funny” and easy to write for children. Limericks, otherwise known as poetry for the common man are filled with humor and rhyming and can have a darker sense of humor. If you want to read more limericks check out the free E-book: The Project Gutenberg E-book of Book of Nonsense, by Edward Lear and physics limericks.

Writing a limerick? Learn how to write a Limerick? Limerick rules and guidelines.

  • A limerick is a five-line poem written with one triplet and one couplet.
  • The triplet is a three-line rhymed poem and the couplet is a two-line rhymed poem
  • The rhyme pattern is AABBA with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats(accents) and rhyming
  • Lines 1, 2 and 5 each consist of 7 to 10 syllables and rhyme
  • Lines 3 and 4 having two beats(accents) of rhyming
  • Lines 3 and 4 have 5 to 7 syllables each and rhyme with each other
  • Important for a “good” limerick is the last line; where the punch line or heart of the joke lies 🙂

It is possible to construct a limerick with non matching A or B lines; but it is essential that the overall beat structure remains and that the flow of words allows the lines to be spoken as if they were identical.

Her are some resources about how to write limericks
Teacher’s lesson plan: preparing for poetry limerick lesson
Poet Bruce Lansky: How to write a limerick: Giggle Poetry
Limerick structure, limericks rules and guidelines: Link

Example by Edward Lear, BOOK OF NONSENSE

There was an Old Man of the Nile,
Who sharpened his nails with a file;
Till he cut off his thumbs,
And said calmly, “This comes–
Of sharpening one’s nails with a file!”

Template A
There once was a ______________ from __________________.
All the while he hoped _______________________________.
So he _______________________________.
And _________________________________.
That ___________________ from ___________________.

Example by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady of Russia,
Who screamed so that no one could hush her;
Her screams were extreme,
No one heard such a scream,
As was screamed by that Lady of Russia.

Template B
I once met a _________________ from ___________________.
Every day she _______________________________________.
But whenever she ______________________.
The _________________________________.
That strange ___________________ from __________

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