Limerick Poems About Art | Art Limerick Poems
Poem Details | by lim'rik flats |
Categories: appreciation, fun, nonsense,

Collaboration Can Be Fun join in here

I'm a firm believer
In limerick fever
(This isn't news)
"It'll cure the blues!"
Says Jan (who is no deceiver)

Written by Jan Allison:

Writing limericks is a fine art
Yes I write about poop or a fart
But show me someone
Whose not dropped a ‘bomb’
then from poetry soup I’d depart!

Written by Lim'rik Flats:

Does art mimic life or life mimic art?
Don't ask me, I'm not too smart.
It seems the soup
Has the same poop
As watching the news (or a fart).

Drama and trauma, factions and foes,
Smiting and fighting, (hard on the nose),
Saves me the trouble
Of viewing double
Saves time, and less grief I suppose.

Written by Ray Gridley:

Raise a toast to this collaboration
Whatever your race or your nation
Just write on a whim
Lim'rick Flat's bound to grin
They are all going to be a sensation!

Written by Daniel Turner:

I know a guy called Lim'rick Flats
Writes limericks at the drop of a hat
Jan is his pal
She's quite a gal
They met in a laundry mat

Jan makes jokes about poop
he puts them in alphabet soop
drinks from the bowl
with no self control
which makes him a nincompoop

Also written by Daniel Turner:

Write all the limericks you want
but don't fart in a restaurant
people will laugh
call you riffraff
even if you're a debutante

Written by John Lawless:

oh the limerick it ain’t quite a sonnet
and the learned, they look down upon it
for they cannot grasp
its head or its ass
nor the cleansing effect of its tonic 

Written by Terry Reeves:

Late for work she flew out the door
Took an express elevator to the 29th floor
Let some discreet killer farts
Nearly stopped all their hearts
Left them gagging; she'd evened the score

Written by Tim Smith:

Nonsense is here found out in the alley
Five funny lines we'll add to the tally
a smile or two
we laught till we're blue
so put out your best and join in our rally

Written by Alexis Y:

Hey what's going on in the soup?
Lim'rik Flats I want the scoop
What do you have to say?
You got poem of the day
Congrats, I shouldn't have flown the coop

Written by Jean Murray:

John is always fun.
His poems and their puns.
If you need a lift.
He has the gift.
Lim'rik Flats is number one.

psst How could I not add this to the string?  ~ john

Poem Details | by Lin Lane |
Categories: fun,

Muppets in the Soup - Join In

Write a limerick of your own about a Muppet
If you post it in a comment or in soup mail to me, 
and I find it appropriate, I'll add it on;-)

Sesame Street's Count von Count is dressed in black
He spends his time counting bats and talking smack
This vampy Muppet wears a cape
Skin the color of a ripening grape
Pointy teeth bite your neck when he's ready to attack

There's a Muppet who always wears a striped shirt
So does Ernie, but the one I'm talking about is Bert
He loves Bernice, his pet pigeon 
Bert's nose is crooked, just a smidgeon
He's the more serious of the two: Bert the introvert

Tell me more about that messy muncher
who crunches cookies like a real monster!
He talks while he eats,
spurts crumbs round his seat...
Is that why he does not grow much larger?
                                                taai tekai

Here’s a tale about Kermit the frog 
When blind drunk he slipped off a wet log
Miss Piggy was forlorn
Her dear ‘Kermie’ was ‘gorn’
Now he’s buried deep in a peat bog

The Swedish chef landed up in jail
In bad trouble no one would pay bail
He’d got a big knife
And butchered his wife
No parole until he's old and frail!

Cookie monster was in a foul mood
She’d found something so bad on her food
A black and white turd
Produced by big bird
When she saw him she said something lewd!

Cookie Monster was curt and concise
She don’t give folks impartial advice
My word she’s a bore
Her word is the law
I don’t think she is really that nice
                                     Jan Allison

Lin had a crush on old Mr Hooper
Said he was fine when he shook his pooper
In his glasses she'd see
A hidden mystery
behind closed doors said his puppet was super 
                                       Tim Smith

Big Bird got a bit over-zealous 
In checking out Miss Piggy's trellis
Oh! Kermit was pained 
And thus he remained 
Quite furiously green and jealous
                               Doug Vinson

Miss Piggy was visibly shaken, 
In the café where Kermit ate bacon
So she filled him with grog, 
Put grease on his log, 
Where he fell in the bog and was taken
                                       Ray Gridley

Have sympathy for poor old Beaker
Was given away by his squeaker
     Miss Piggy he'd kissed
     "You're dead!" Kermit hissed
So raced through the set like a streaker
                                     John Michaels

Not a limerick, but welcomed anyway is this:
Lin Lane, is visibly smart
Sharp as an arrow or dart 
Witty and skilled with her art 
These Muppets with humor and heart 
Encouraging them all to take part
                             Klio Tsitsikroni

Poem Details | by Dorian Petersen Potter |
Categories: funny, humorous,

King Arthur

(Limerick) There once was an owl named Argonne That read a lot of King Arthur and Avalon Of Merlin & the sword of Power Of Camelot, and all the square Knights, who sat 'round when Art call'd upon! Dorian Petersen Potter Aka ladydp2000 Copyright@2014 10.4.2014

Poem Details | by JAN ALLISON |
Categories: humorous,


Have you tried suppressing a big fart - Clenching your buttocks is a fine art You hope your windy gas Doesn’t shoot out your ass and from the room you quickly depart 7th March 2015 Inspired by BL Devnath’s Please don’t laugh poem

Poem Details | by Seren Roberts |
Categories: humorous,

Trembles and Thrills

there was a young girl from Surrey
whose love life was all of a hurry
so went for sex advice
from a madam of vice
now can tease and tempt without worry

she has learnt the art of foreplay
hope he has the libido to stay
her tweaking and kisses
sure has no misses
has a smile on his face all day

his friends ask was it more than a kiss
said he can't disclose what it is
that has made his day
in a wonderful way
said his trembles and thrills were just bliss

penned Nov 3 2015

Poem Details | by Beau Regard |
Categories: art, people, father, art,

A Portrait of Vincent VanGogh

To the proud parents, Anna and Theo
A serious lad, silent and thorough
A clan of preachers
And dealers of art
From the southern Netherlands came Van Gogh

When sent to school, he did not want to go
The separation led to much sorrow
But he learned to draw
Whatever he saw
Sent off to sell art in Paris, Van Gogh

His happiest time, and now in love, oh
Till the landlady’s daughter told him no
Now a broken heart
Surly to sell art
Fired from his job in Paris, Van Gogh

Vincent sought out a coal miners’ burrow
A priest of sorts, but a squalid fellow
The church was appalled
And cursed his resolve
To the asylum for crazy Van Gogh?

His father baffled, on the verge of foe
Art interest, once again, began to grow
Back to school again
This time, in His name
To paint in the service of God, Van Gogh

School’s out, back to his parents he would go
Using neighbors as subjects to ditto
Proposed to his cousin
Which she found disgustin’
Burning his hand to see her, holy Van Gogh!?!

Now off to The Hague, a family furlough
To live with Sien, a boozing bimbo
A man to see ya…
Caught gonorrhea
Three weeks in the hospital for Van Gogh

The pain of loneliness drove him back home
Once again, a failed love with fair Margot
Then Vincent’s father died
He grieved deeply inside
The tragedy further refined Van Gogh

Finally, Vincent’s work was in the know
“The Potato Eaters” made an art show
Just add more color
Said his dear brother 
Rubens brightened the dark gloom of Van Gogh

Vincent’s diet: coffee and tobacco
Mixed with absinthe began to take its toll
Though he kept on painting
Then Paris, more training
The end was getting closer for Van Gogh

The masters: Monet, Degas, Pissarro
Cezanne, and Seurat in his studio
Influenced his style
Learning all the while
That time was running out for MrVan Gogh

Then he moved to Arles, bad health in tow
Completing great works the whole world would know 
“Sunflowers” (in vase)
“The Café Terrace”
Minus one ear, the frail, ailing Van Gogh

With his tattered mind, and mournful woe
Committed to the asylum, Mausole
With his final works
“The Church at Auvers”
“Starry Night” was painted in pain, Van Gogh

“At Eternity’s Gate”, he was sorrow
Wandered into a field, farmer’s fallow
Put a bullet in his chest
In hopes of peaceful rest
“The sadness will last forever”, Van Gogh

Poem Details | by Kyle kriticos |
Categories: dedication,

Super Duper Discounts

There once was a man named Art 
Who was thrifty and shopped at WalMart 
He was happy with life
As he rode on his bike
Till the bearings fell apart..

By: Kyle Ezra Kriticos

Poem Details | by T Wignesan |
Categories: satire,

Limerick crochetes Portrait of a Dead Brit Nazi Lord of the Lollypoppians

Limerick crochetés: Portrait of a Dead Brit Nazi, Lord of the Lollypoppians
                   Part One
Once an uppity man from Poland
Wed a stumpy wench from High Golan
     Result: mangy mongrel
     Was no way you could tell
His front from his toady tail-end
In Broughton raised as Mancunian
For his stature was Lilliputian
     Sent up to hot Eton
     To become smooth Briton 
Of hoi polloi he nursed low opinion 

There at the clubby institution   
Three thorough-breds of noble distinction
     Chased him in quadrangle
     Stuck dildos up sockle
In his hock-filled mouth sans elocution 

Lacking shining past in his pedigree
Made him mug up facts in history    
     Shot up into Oxford  
     Father grandeur afford
Marks and shillings through frilly lingérie 

At New College what spoke most was money
Free drinks all around and clothes so horney
     So things ran with his ilk
     Reeking of mothers’ milk
Ere going down he rode high and pretty
Once down he was not down and out either
With free hand in till of his step-mother
     In book trade old mongrel 
    The art of the scoundrel
He made much of his blithering litter

Dreamed day and night of the House of Lords
To rub knees with the Chancellor of Boards
      Stuffed Labour coffers cash
      Stood for Commons: whiplash
Injury by hoi polloi on records

© TWignesan – Paris, 2014 

Poem Details | by Barbara Gorelick |
Categories: humorous,

A Good Wife Is Hard To Find

When worked up and yelling a sight to behold She was an expert on the art of the scold But she was good in bed And kept him well fed And he was quite deaf if the truth be told

Poem Details | by T Wignesan |
Categories: satire,

Limerick: Once Academic got into panic

Limerick: Once Academic got into panic

Once Academic got into panic
Asked to make rival’s panegyric
He copied article
Sans def’nite article:
Learned art he was trained to mimic.

© TWignesan – Paris, 2013

Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich |
Categories: funny,

Ma Bell, Where Art Thou

Ma Bell, Where Art Thou?

I just constantly need to be shown
how to work half the gadgets I own.
At my now older age
the new “Smart” phone’s the rage;
I still have not mastered a DUMB phone!

(I posted the title again because Soup's title line
disallows question marks, which I find are very
necessary in some poem titles! And I bet if a 
young'un reads this, they won't even know what
Ma Bell represents! BTW, it was the name of the
telephone company used by many in my childhood.
It seemed to have a monopoly on land lines!)

For "Techno-Limericks Poetry Contest"

Poem Details | by POET. UNDERTAKER |
Categories: humor,

White Magic

Once there was an intellect called Muster Magic
They say,” fellow has an art of his own- white Magic”
“we couldn’t comprehend” they say
“we couldn’t hear his voice” they say
bloody  just a language of mind is white Magic!

Poem Details | by Derrick Shane |
Categories: art, beautiful, care, love,


My notion at its most masochistic
The crowd, laughs, quite the kick.
I've never enjoyed anything more
The art is my greatest lore.
It's the only life I'd ever pick.

Poem Details | by Eve Roper |
Categories: art,

Vacation in Manhattan

Vacation in Manhattan Thought I was going to be bored when we Were told we were going to see A panel hinged shutter My speech was beginning to stutter Jan van Eyck’s nude art I see
12/28/2015 The Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck is a very large and complex early 15th-century Early Flemish polyptych panel paintingThe altarpiece comprises 12 panels, eight of which are hinged shutters Artists: Hubert van Eyck, Jan van Eyck Period: Northern Renaissance Dimensions: 11' 6? x 15' 1?

Poem Details | by catherine Reinke |
Categories: inspirational, nature, passion, seatree,

Palm Tree Delight

P   A   L   M      T    R     E      E      D   E   L   I   G   H   T
Written by Catherine Reinke

In your arms, I lay behold ,
gentle winds and sea salt kiss.
Shade full arms from hot sun bold 
coco milk sweet, lovers dish.

My naked skin, sun loves to play
lying under this palm tree day.

Listen  to your  arms wind sound.
No gentler tender song I’ve found.

Tension, grief, sorrow and more,
all left behind seaside’s door.

For here life’s origins, beget and made
ancient past lives, memories to fade.

But here in Tulum, my friendship sea
I find myself, in gentle palm tree.

And so from youth my memory serves
a poem that retold again deserves.

“that only God can make a tree and
…poems are written by fools like me”

Truly then and true today
That Godly art create tree play.

For made he did a vast array
charming comfort of trees I say.
Strong steadfast oaks.
Wispy willows.
Lilac purples for ones pillow.
Cedar pillars ancient.
Rain forest lush,
only the palm tree 
makes me bush.

Round coco breasts filled with milk.
Erect pillar penetrating fronds of silk.

So, in your arms I want to be
naked, contentment, happy and free.
And so end my tree poetic attempt
of my love affair palm tree spent.

Poem Details | by John lawless |
Categories: drink, ireland,

Guinness Finesse

Guinness Finesse

There’s an art to the pouring of Guinness
requiring a devilish finesse
twixt the foam and the ale
the rule cannot fail
never pour ‘til the first one is finished.

John GLawless

Poem Details | by Mohan Chutani |
Categories: beauty, fun, life,

Past Life

In past life I hailed from Shitterton 
and loved good food and plenty of action
Once a witch visited town
Who taught her art to me clown
With my magic wand I had more fun

A lass named Bustyview took my fancy
Gave me no airs, vane was her beauty
Decided to trick her in
Prince became I to her grin 
Lived thereafter happily with she

Form: Limerick, 2 stanzas of 5 lines each 
(sylcount:9,10,7,7,9,10,9,7,7,9), Rhyme: AABBA

Poem Details | by T Wignesan |
Categories: humorous,

Limerick: Once the Yogi of Himalaya or the Laughing Gas Yogi

Limerick: Once the Yogi of Himalaya
                      or the laughing gas Yogi


Once the Yogi of Himalaya
Preached laughing loud with Prânâyâma*
They thought him immortal
Put him on pedestal
Now he’s the toast of lost Gondwana.


Once the same Yogi Himalaya
Taught laughing during Prânâyâma*
Lungs stuck to diaphragm
Voice: phonocardiogram
Now he’s part of iced Fujiyama.

•	Sanskrit for the art of breathing in yogic practices:
•	prânâ = (cosmic) energy; âyâma = vitality.

© TWignesan – Paris,  2013

Poem Details | by Carolyn Devonshire |
Categories: humor,

Chaos in Soupdom

Chaos in Soupdom

Sweet Susan’s promiscuous poem
Sparked chaos in Poetry Soupdom
     The ladies were fleeing
     No art were they seeing
But men were all begging for "moresome"!

*Written May 19, 2014

Poem Details | by Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen |
Categories: socialslam, poetry, slam,

The Intent Is Lost!

No event!  No audience!  Brain spasm! 
Is it fun for the sponsor that has 'em?
Folks numerically judge.
Presentations with grudge -
Slam without performance is a chasm.

How in cyberspace can one perform his poem?
Can U-tube audiences judge random? 
There must be an event.
That is the slam intent.
Otherwise, it becomes aimless, gruesome.

There once was a poet who disliked slam.
She slammed anyway while eating eggs and ham.
I was told by a bird -
She got choked on her word.
Too bad it was not performed for the cam!

© July 21, 2010
Dane Smith-Johnsen

A SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO OUR POETRY SOUP TEAM for their continued support of the art of poetry in all of its forms and for their sensitivity to the needs of poets on Poetry Soup SLAM POETRY is about performance It is about beliefs and opinions...NOT just about dissing Some SLAM Poetry is purely beautiful I visited the link posted on their recent blog  It was a marvelous experience SMILES

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: humorous,


Never professed to be a great poet Just a dabbler in the art but my big feet show it Longfellows they are Bigger by far To operate them in public, I need a permit

Poem Details | by Marley Dean |
Categories: art, blue, moon, night,

Night Sky

The sky was a blazing dark blue
The stars lit on fire glimmered too
The moon was pure white
But just not too bright
The art of an evening brand new

Poem Details | by Rico Leffanta |
Categories: appreciation, art, culture, england,

The Mean

Victorian art is quite clean 
Though Roman and Greek are obscene
The Queen did not care
That David was bare
But he was quite shy of the mean!

Poem Details | by Ray Gridley |
Categories: art, humor, lust,

It's Only Art, Gladys

The art classes where Gladys goes,
Hires men who discard all their clothes.
She dreams of assessing
Or even caressing
The parts from their head to their toes.

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: humorous,

Over A Barrel Horn Limerick

Over A Barrel Horn Limerick

Once had been over a barrel
Did decide to sing Christmas Carol
Heard that best way to be living
Is learn from God art of giving
How to start wearing Santa apparel.

James Thesarious Hilarious Horn
Retired Veteran and Poet

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: humorous,


Never professed to be a great poet Just a dabbler in the art but my big feet show it Longfellows they are Bigger by far To operate them in public, I need a permit

Poem Details | by T Wignesan |
Categories: death, happiness, health, introspection,

Limericks de-crochetes: Is not shame self-humiliation

Limericks dé-crochetés: Is not shame self-humiliation

Is not shame self-humiliation
To be thought of with condescension
   All men know some disgrace
   Except those without grace
Dignity’s the art of pretension

The man who fears not leaving this world
E’en without heir his name can fame mould
   Knows no shame brought by birth
   All’s forgiven in mirth 
Though what lies ahead mayn’t rightly be told

Memory’s a wild accusing thing
It best serves those who here nothing bring
   Nothing take on way out
   Nothing leave to shout ‘bout
What one forgets might well be no-thing

Think of all the pain one puts up with
Just for the sake of the ego myth   
   To be thought of well - swell
   Hail fellow well met - hell !
Who e’er lived to de-mystify death

Shame’s the pain we face in hour of need
Stand alone you’ll likely go to seed
   Join the crowd to feel proud
   The name well-clothed in shroud
All the shame humiliation must feed

End of day finds us shoring up shame
Orchestrated scenes of death-bed fame
   Funerals in black staid
   Write-ups by friends well-paid
All to keep shame hidden in the name

(c) TWignesan - Paris, 2017

Poem Details | by Klio Tsitsikroni |
Categories: art, encouraging,

Lin Lane

Lin Lane was as sharp as a dart 
incredible at penning her art 
experienced in edit 
I Give her due credit
She could take all mistakes apart.

Poem Details | by Gershon Wolf |
Categories: humorous, silly,

The Art of Kazoo

There once was an emigrant from Peru
Who couldn't master the art of kazoo---
  It got stuck in his gums
  He poured in some rum---
And now he can play 'Toodle-oo.'

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: fun,


Never professed to be a great poet Just dabbler in the art but my big feet show it Longfellows they are Bigger by far To operate them in public, I need a permit

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: culture,

Truly Cultured Am I

Thou art a gracious and gentle lady of mine Spoken like a gallant knight from medieval times Truly cultured am I Right down to my thighs And just above that is my region sublime

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: hilarious,

My Passion Sores

Maria, oh Maria, wherefore art thou Be sworn my love, my passion sores(?) like a swallow Very poetic eh? Amazing you say? Received the OBE, sent is back coz in awards I wallow

Poem Details | by Seren Roberts |
Categories: words,

words to impress

A poet called Edward Lear
wrote words that were most sincere
also art to express
where words don’t impress
his brilliance is very clear

penned 24/4/2018
Your Best Single Limerick Contest by John Hamilton

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: culture,

Didst Thou Visiteth Our Queen

Oh Great Silent One, where fore art thou Visiting our Queen or trimming thy brows Important things first Dost thou possess a royal thirst Thou didst reiterate, thou ain't a loyalist no how! (Shakespeare ALMOST!)

Poem Details | by Rico Leffanta |
Categories: america, betrayal, corruption, culture,

The Buck Does Not Stop Here Anymore

Trump says to become a Big Wheel
Just master, "The Art of the Deal"
Look square in the eye
Tell lie after lie 
And say they're to blame when they squeal!

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: silly,

Dump Lessons

Things that are foremost in our mind are usually in front Doesn't take a university genius or an art major, just a grunt Just went to grade three Was enough for me Learned all there was, even the proper way to dump

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: allegory, analogy,

Reading About Bleeding

Reading About Bleeding

Was watching TV and saw people stampeding,
And on you by others, they had been bleeding;
They did suffer so;
More than we know;
Changes in all weapons laws we are needing.

Amendment regarding weapons was made 
in the 1700'sFinePeople had crossed muskets
hanging over the fire placeYou were authorized
a rifle musket and a pistol musket with powder
and 20 ballsThose weapons were all that they
neededThat is all we need nowIt would be a
true art and skill to maintain your efficiency with
such weaponsThe only thing automatic allowed
should be members of congress flipping their lids
and flipping their flint locks.

James Horn 

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: magic,

Truly Cultured Am I

Thou art a gracious and gentle lady of mine Spoken like a gallant knight from medieval times Truly cultured am I Right down to my thighs And just above that is my region sublime

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: art,

Incredible Sand And Street Art

You must check on the net these amazing art visuals They'll blow your mind and pop your roofing shingles Incredible can't describe Marvels of which I scribe My mind hasn't recovered from these fantastic images

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: allegory, analogy,

Barrage in a Message Contained in A Decoupague

Barrage in a Message Contained in A Decoupage

We had been bombarded by a big barrage',
Seemed so bad that we needed a message',
Saw quirk,
In art work;
Did dispose along with a delicate decoupage'

Jim Horn

Poem Details | by Anthony Slausin |
Categories: art, passion,

Potters and Poets

Potters knead clay like a poet needs rhyme 
trimmed to form, to be honored by fire
to much air weakens the clay
honing of the word is strength
with a heartfelt touch art will garnish time


Poem Details | by Beata Agustin |
Categories: appreciation, blessing, christian, courage,


A disciple learned well from Robin Hood…
Converted, he named his son Ruben Good
Whose great philanthropist heart
Taught labour’s art plus love’s smart
To give and share God’s blessings as one should.

January 31, 2019

3rd place, "Limerick 3" Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Joseph May; judged on 2/1/2019