Greetings from the Irish city of Limerick. Travelling has been taking up so much time lately that I haven’t had much time for writing (apart from meeting the most urgent deadlines).
Today I arrived in Ireland for the very first time. I’m pretty excited about spending a week here; I have some untraced family roots here, as my paternal grandfather was Irish. That’s all I know…not even where he was from.
I’m starting in Limerick, which this year was named Ireland’s first City of Culture. There’s a huge program of events this year to celebrate…music, theatre, dance, art, and literature. But to me, the name Limerick is synonymous with one thing: that five line ditty that can trip off the tongue (in a lilting Irish brogue or not).
So I’d love you to have a go at writing a limerick for me.
Remember that the first two lines should rhyme with the last line and the third and fourth lines should rhyme with each other and are usually shorter.
I’m looking for a limerick that will sum up my travels….”There once was a writer called Lee…”
Luckily I have a name that’s easy to rhyme with.
You can write your limerick either in the comment section of this blog, or on my Facebook page, Lee Mylne – Travel Journalist.
The winner will receive a copy of my new book A Glass Half Full and other travel stories (or if the winner is one of those wonderful people who has already bought a copy…we will come to some other arrangement!). When choosing the winner, I will take into account all LIKES and comments on each limerick, so make sure that even if you don’t enter, you hit the LIKE button for those you think are the best.
Entries will close at the end of my trip to Ireland, on Monday June 30. I’d love to see what inventive and funny limericks you can come up with!