Limerick 5 and Sonnet 73

· 11 February 2016 ·

[Sonnet 73 as written, and rewritten as a limerick]

I don’t want you to think that I’m only good for tomfoolery nowadays. It’s just that I spent so much time in one funk or another while I was alive (I had plenty of reasons to mope) that my goal online has been to remain jocund. But that doesn’t mean I’ve lost all my chops – at least I hope not.

I suggest you read through the sonnet (on top) first, then the limerick. Publication, though not creation, dates are 1609 and today, respectively. Well, the limerick was created today. Faster typesetting now. And nobody hiding the manuscripts.

Ever-living poet, indeed.