Thursday, January 09, 2020

Another Limerick?

Feeling Puny
He thought himself nought but a limerick
what sought like a citrus got sick,
but accidental verse
made occidental worse,
and the fruit rot begot with an ick.

You'll never understand this poem. The word "puny" -- in Ozark dialect -- means "sick" in a general, vague sense, a weakness of the spirit. The rest of the poem, which requires knowledge of "puny," is an even harder nut to crack. And whatever in the world might "ick" really mean? An unpleasant, congealed substance?



At 1:39 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Positively perseverative, this particular poetical preoccupation!

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Eh? Oh, you can get this stuff anywhere.

Jeffery Hodges

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