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Today’s Birthday Limericks January 6, 2017

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

If all goes as planned, these limericks will be read tonight at a very small dinner party on the occasion of a seventy-seventh birthday. Like all birthday limericks, there are private jokes and unexplained specifics scattered throughout, but I’ll include all four anyway.

He offers an edible flower
on plates filled with sweet and with sour.
The cheese board enthralls.
When you’re headed to Paul’s
you’re in for a most happy hour.

Come set a spell here—it’s topnotch:
drink in hand! and bird feeders to watch!
It’s usually G & T
but come Epiphany,*
well, then it’s usually scotch.

Sir Paul is a well-mannered man
(an American born in Japan).
He’s the most gracious guest
and his hosting’s the best
and he kisses my neck when he can.

This bottle of booze is for you.
It’s for you, it’s for you, it’s for you.
It isn’t for me
And it’s not for [name redacted]
It’s for you—but I’d like some too.


*Today, in fact.



1. Lynda Corbett - January 8, 2017

Spectacular. I’m impressed by (and envious of) your way with words. xoxo

indigobunting - January 9, 2017

Thank you. I am feeling the pressure (and intimidation) of the Lynda, Mali, and Helen limericks in October and November.

2. Mali - January 11, 2017

You are clever!

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