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Four for Bilbo! - by Larner

Author: Larner
Title: Four for Bilbo!
Rating: G
Theme: Laugh
Elements: timidity/rapidity
Author's Notes: For Rhyselle and Elveses for their birthdays. Enjoy!
Summary: Four limericks based on The Hobbit.
Word Count: 137


Four for Bilbo!

There once was a Hobbit named Baggins
Who liked his beer served him in flagons.
He went with Dwarves for a lark
And played riddles in the dark,
And ended up fencing with Dragons!

Though renowned by his own for solidity,
Dwarves thought him the height of timidity.
But they learned he could think
On his toes, at the brink!
And their respect for him grew with rapidity!

For fear that in barrels they’d sink
For air he dared not leave them a chink!
So the lids he tamped down
And though not one did drown
Of apples they sickened of the stink.

He came home a far wiser man,
And the buyers from Bag End he ran.
Though Lobelia got his spoons
He found poetical lampoons
Drove her bats, so he sings them when he can!

Comments

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shirebound
Apr. 24th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
Delightful! *applauds* I especially like the second one.
blslarner
Apr. 24th, 2014 05:49 am (UTC)
They were a fun series to write! Thanks! (Bows low.)
baranduin
Apr. 24th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
These are great! So well thought out!
blslarner
Apr. 24th, 2014 05:50 am (UTC)
Am so glad you think so, Baranduin. Thank you!
dreamflower02
Apr. 24th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
These are terrific! *grin* The first is my favorite!
blslarner
Apr. 24th, 2014 05:51 am (UTC)
Well, they aren't raunchy as were those of Isaac Asimov (what a delightfully dirty limerick writer he could be!), but I enjoyed writing them! Thanks so!
dreamflower02
Apr. 24th, 2014 11:43 am (UTC)
I love limericks; when Edward Lear first created them, naughty was not part of their definition.

blslarner
May. 2nd, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, I have the full collection of Lear's works. I think my favorite verses by him are about the Jumblebees and their going to sea in a sieve!
lindahoyland
Apr. 24th, 2014 03:36 am (UTC)
These are very clever.
blslarner
Apr. 24th, 2014 05:52 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you find them so, Linda. Thank you!
engarian
Apr. 24th, 2014 02:51 pm (UTC)
What fun! Very well done.

- Erulisse (one L)
blslarner
Apr. 25th, 2014 07:24 am (UTC)
And I thank you!
hhimring
Apr. 26th, 2014 09:38 am (UTC)
I enjoyed these!
The first one is my favourite, but I also really like the idea of Bilbo annoying Lobelia with his lampoons.
blslarner
May. 2nd, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
I also like the idea that Lobelia could be so simply disturbed, not that she didn't deserve it! Heh! Glad you liked the first one, which I think was my personal favorite as well.
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