Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hickelby, Quickelby

Hickelby, Quickelby,
Nicholas Nickleby
Started to tickle me
At his first chance.

Made me forget myself,
Started to wet myself,
I need to get myself
Waterproof pants.

5 comments:

ema nymton said...

This reminds me of Shel Silverstein.

Malice Blackheart said...

The double dactyl is a form invented by one of the poets I was studying last term, Anthony Hecht.

Here's a double dactyl about him, written by Gene Weingarten earlier this year:

Higgledy Piggledy
Anthony Hecht, who could
Write about death in words
Epic yet warm,

Went to his own with some
Counterintuitive
Logic; his legacy's
This stupid form.

spookygreentea said...

Poleo Shmoleo
Henrik Von Toleo
Said with a wily smirk
"I'm never ill
'Cause I eat daffodils"
Tragicomically
He died quite terribly-
poisonous plant!

Inkpot said...

This is the best thing about Dickens I ever read. An overrated writer if ever there was. Love this poem. Thanks for the chuckle Mal.

Malice Blackheart said...

LOL - Brilliant stuff, sis.

Thanks, Inkpot. Glad you enjoyed it.