There was a young lad from Gleneagle…. Bush Bards limerick contest is on

POETRY: Beaudesert Bush Bards, pictured here at a poetry workshop, are calling for original limericks.
POETRY: Beaudesert Bush Bards, pictured here at a poetry workshop, are calling for original limericks.

BEAUDESERT residents are invited to channel their inner poets and enter the 2018 Bush Bards limerick contest.

Bush Bards president Pamela Fox said the group wanted to support the Arts and Information Centre which runs the Beaudesert Market Fest with the help of Mick and Jenny Young.

“They have invited their arts and crafts members to showcase their talents at an ‘Arty Pharty Party’ at the Market Fest on October 6,” Ms Fox said.

“The Bush Bards are inviting everyone to write a limerick which will be judged by popular choice at the Market Fest.”  

Limericks can be submitted through the Beaudesert Times website, emailed to pamanddesfox@gmail.com or delivered to the Arts and Information Centre in Enterprise Drive, Beaudesert. 

“Everyone at the markets will be invited  to vote for the limerick of their choice,” Ms Fox said.

“The limerick with the most votes will win a mystery prize.”

How to write a limerick

A  limerick is a kind of humorous verse only five lines long.

The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines, which are shorter, rhyme with each other.

Example –

There was a young man from St. Clare

Who grew a profuse head of hair

He said, “She’ll be right!”

But did he get a fright

When six hens and a duck nested there!

Want to enter the limerick competition? Use the form below.