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Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

Co. Kildare
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Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

Hallo all! I am looking out of my study window and am getting so depressed. Rain, rain, rain. And guess what? More rain. I apologise to all of you who came to this country for your holidays. Please don't forget: you can get out of here, we who are residents are stuck!

We need a bit of light entertainment on this forum. How about some poetry? After all, there MUST be some poetry in rain... Yes? No? Please, there must be! How about some limericks or just some poetry of any art form?

I'll give you some examples (quite weak, I'm sure you out there can do better) that came to me over ironing some soggy clothes...

Right, here it goes.

The summer in Ireland meant rain.

The tourists thought it was a pain.

The weather was rough,

Tourists went home in a gruff,

Never to be seen here again.

Or:

There once was a lady in Ireland.

She found it was more like Mire-Land.

The sun was elusive,

to her health not conducive.

She wondered what the weather was like in Fireland.

And here's another one, please sing this to the tune of Beethoven's Ninth:

Freudeschöner Götterfunken,

Irland, ach so kalt und nass!

Wir sind so schön betrunken,

Hot Whiskeys by the glass!

Wär'n wir doch nur in Ita-ha-ha-lien geblieben,

Da wär's so-ho-ho schön und war-ha-ha-harm!

Irland - näh, kein am Strand lie-hie-hie-hie-gen -

Irland kann mich lecken am A-ha-ha-harm!

I await your contributions!

Waterford, Ireland
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1. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

From Ogden Nash

The rain it rainth on the just

And also on the unjust fella

But mainly on the just because

The unjust steals the just's umbrella

and from Spike Milligan

There are holes in the sky where the rain comes in

But they're ever so small, thats why rain is thin

Nothing from me, I'm not great at writing pomes.

Limerick, Ireland
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2. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

Say this Limerick in a Limerick Accent, lol!!

There once was a woman called Bean

Who totally disliked all that rain

The showers kept churning

Her brain cells kept burning

And now she's completely insane!!

Saginaw, Michigan
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3. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

A lifetime's dream

No sign of a sunbeam

But, armed with a Mack in a Pack

We WILL be back

Pass the Baileys Irish Cream

Whitney, Texas
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4. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

how about:

Do we go to ireland for the weather?

No, we go for the blooming of the roses, the lilac, and the heather.

But if the weather does indeed turn out bad,

There is really no reason to be sad.

Just go into a pub and get the best it has to offer,

Which will make the owner happy as he will have a full coffer.

Then when once again it's declared to be clear skies,

Get back to it and see the beauty of Ireland that meets the eyes.

Because you see, it doesn't matter if it's rainy or clear,

The time you spend there is still going to leave you with memories so dear.

Co. Kildare
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5. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

Hey, that was very good so far!

Of course I made a mistake: instead of "ha-ha-harm" in the Beethoven section please read "ha-ha-warm". I have this vision of all you lovely posters standing in my back garden, suitably attired in rain gear, singing your hearts out to Beethoven. Ludwig would love this, although I'm quite cross with him - he hasn't written in a while!

Saginaw, Michigan
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6. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

Now we know why the grass is so green

And blue skies are rarely seen

Locals head to France, Greece and Spain

Leaving visitors to cope with the rain

And those who stayed away can preen

Limerick, Ireland
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7. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

For Uasal - regarding the European Mention

The constant showers caused a litany

Of scattered showers in Southern Brittany

The kids were whining

Their parents wining

I'm heading to the Loire instead next year!!

Phoenix, Arizona
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8. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

I purposely failed the poetry semester in English Lit. because I LOATHE writing in general, especially organized writing; poems, limericks, etc.

Here's my contribution, I’m groaning even as I type:

The sidewalks are all flooded and wet

So I'm not going to head out just yet

I'll sit here in the pub

And finish my grub

And just one more Guinness I’ll get

Detroit, Michigan
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9. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

I'm not a writer:

You say the weather's a blighter;

The sky could be lighter,

and the sun should be brighter,

May next summer be righter!

Grapevine, TX
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10. Re: Cheer us up - a limerick or poem about the weather?

No complaints from this tourist.

We left Ireland (Dublin) after touring in Doolin and Galway at the end of July with no rain and a cool 67 degrees F. We returned to Texas a week later to 105 degree heat.

We'll take the rain.