Return to this Week's Theme: At the Beach

Limericks and Poems:


Limericks:

Splashed in the Ocean
There once was a lass from Revere,
So enormously large that, oh, dear!
   When she splashed in the ocean,
   She caused such commotion,
The waves made two ships disappear!

An Oyster from Kalamazoo
An oyster from Kalamazoo,
Confessed he was feeling quite blue.
   "For," said he, "as a rule,
   When the weather turns cool,
I'm apt to get into a stew."

The Great Crocodile
You will find by the banks of the Nile,
The haunts of the great crocodile.
   He will welcome you in
   With an innocent grin-
Which gives way to a satisfied smile.

Invited Fish
A fellow who lived on the Rhine
Saw some fish on which he wished to dine.
   But how to invite them?
   He said, "I will write them!"
He sat down and dropped them a line.

Swam All Alone
There was a young lady named Lee,
Who swam all alone in the sea.
   People said, "You'll be drowned,"
   But she sniffed and she frowned,
And said, "Pish-tosh and fiddle-de-dee!"

Rosenbloom, Joseph. The Looniest Limerick Book in the World.

Poems:

By: Emily Dickinson

I started early, took my dog,
And visited the sea-
The mermaids in the basement
Came out to look at me,

And frigates in the upper floor
Extended hempen hands-
Presuming me to be a mouse
Aground, upon the sands,

But no man moved me till the tide
Went past my simple shoe-
And past my apron and my belt,
And past my bodice too,

And made as he would eat me up
And wholly as a dew
Upon a dandelion's sleeve-
And then I started too.

And he-he followed close behind;
I felt his silver heel
Upon my ankle-then my shoes
Would overflow with pearl.

Until we met the solid town,
No one he seemed to know-
And bowing with a mighty look
At me, the sea withdrew.

Sea Shells
Sea shells, sea shells,
Some are rough and some shiny.
Sea shells, sea shells,
Some are big and some are tiny.

Shells are long,
And shells are round.
Shells can make an ocean sound.
Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh. (Make your voice sound like the swishing of waves)

Silberg, Jackie. 500 Five Minute Games

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