Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A poem a day keeps the proctor away.

That’s a play on words in a number of different languages. You take the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and doctor rhymes with proctor. This makes sense because it’s exam month. Also, in French, apple is pomme, and poem is similar to it, though not exactly. Why any of this is relevant is completely beyond me, as it’s a stupid maxim that doesn’t make any sense to begin with.

Anyway, the plan is to post a poem a day, for the whole month. If I miss a day, please feel free to relentlessly guilt-trip me about it. Since there are no classes in December, other than yesterday’s anyway, there’s really no excuse. And now, without further ado, here’s a seasonal limerick I wrote:

There once was a student named Sam,
Who panicked while at his exam,
He began to spew,
And the proctor said “Whew!
Looks like he just ate curry and lamb.”

5 comments:

Inkpot said...

hee!hee! tres bien. good luck with the daily poem. i look forward to reading them.

Younghee-jin said...

Well done! keep it up! :>

spookygreentea said...

日本語の賦がありますか。

Je la voudrais voir! ;)

ema nymton said...

I didn't write this one, but I love it anyway.

There once was a man from Madras
Whose balls were both made out of brass
When they jangled together
They played "Stormy Weather"
And lightning shot out of his ass.

Malice Blackheart said...

Yes, I can see why that would appeal to you. I'm rather fond of that one myself. Thunder from down under.