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Limerick Laughs

Published: June 29, 2010

The Saturday Evening Post will award $100 to the author of the winning limerick for this picture.

Limericks must contain five lines. Entries will not be returned. Enter as many times as you wish.

The Jan/Feb 2011 Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the May/Jun 2011 issue. Entries must be postmarked by February 4, 2011.

Send entries on a postcard to:

Limerick Laughs
The Saturday Evening Post
1100 Water way Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

We extend our congratulations and $100 to Laurie Eynon, Atlanta, Georgia for the Sep/Oct 2010 winning entry.

She planned her first party with care.
High Society folks would be there!
But the trouble came round
In the form of a hound,
Which gleefully gnawed the fine fare.

Honorable Mentions

What a lucky dog is me!
No awful dog food do I see!
Just wonderful treats
And tasty meats,
How happy can one dog be?

—Jo Piller, Kamiah, Idaho

They were trying to impress the new boss.
Don’t ASK what the groceries had cost!
So she had to run faster
To stop a disaster
And the whole evening being a loss!

—Joyce M. Lyman, Rochester, Indiana

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  • Ed Wentz

    I submitted a couple of limericks for the medicine picture, but have not seen the results. Can you please confirm the winner?

  • Ray Moore

    I entered a limerick for this picture, but cannot find who the winner is. How can I do this?

  • Paul H. Madsen

    The Sep/Oct 2010 winning entry submitted by Laurie Eynon was an absolute gem.

    It has inspired me to get back into the competition with an entry for the Jan/Feb picture.

  • Tobias

    Limericks do not have syllable counts. Haiku has the 5-7-5 count.

  • Andrea

    Amy…the last line has 7 syllables in it. This is correct. The way it goes is the first 2 and the 5th have 7 syllables and the 3rd and 4th have 5.

  • Robert Elias Miller

    Sorry I’m late for the March/April 2010 limerick contest; however, here is my contribution:

    She voices her main objections,
    He explains his set projections,
    They’ve driven all day,
    And have lost their way,
    But he won’t stop for directions.

    Now, I’m already to submit for the July/August competition, but I need to buy some postcards.

  • Beverly

    what limerick won with the picture of the male golfer standing in the door while his wife is putting?

  • Amy Coveno

    Congratulations to Donna Weiland! We are having some discussion in our house as to whether the last line has the correct number of syllables for a limerick.