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A Birthday Limerick for Mali October 19, 2017

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

Two days ago I startled to realize that certain people have birthdays this week and those certain people had requested, back in December, that limericks be written for said occasions. I had ten months’ warning, and I pretty much forgot about it. It’s hard to say what would have happened if I’d begun work immediately. Without further ado, here is a birthday limerick for Mali, whose birthday is October 20, which it already is in New Zealand.

She’s seventeen hours ahead,
which makes it tomorrow instead.
When Mali, let’s say,
sips Thursday’s chardonnay,
it’s safe to assume I’m in bed.


1. Lynda Corbett - October 19, 2017

Brilliant as usual, IB. How’s mine coming? 😉

indigobunting - October 19, 2017

I thought you might ask that. Let’s just say that your birthday is in November. I thought about writing the same limerick for Linda and Lynda, and just changing that vowel, but that’s a bad idea on so many levels.

2. Mali - October 24, 2017

Oh, I really really love it! Thank you so much!

3. susan365 - October 25, 2017

So clever, IB!

4. Eulalia Benejam Cobb - October 25, 2017

Lucky Mali!

5. Lori Lavender Luz - October 27, 2017

This is brilliant. You must be, too.

6. Helen - October 30, 2017

Oh, a belated happy birthday Mali! Hope you did sip or daintily guzzle lots of Chardonnay, regardless of the hour.

And you’re so good at these poetic forms, Indigo, that may I request that for next year’s birthdays we get a villanelle?

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