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This is the third installment of the saga which began with the limerick, "Ottava Rima", and continued through the ottava rima, "Limerick".

Ottava Rima was made to recite all ten commandments at the next high mass. In her very private room she did write them again and again just like in class. By candlelight she stayed up every night reading aloud with not a hint of sass. She read them at mass; the tenth one by chance began, “There once was a lady from France...”

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Date: 6/25/2017 5:27:00 PM
Love this! Great humor, Dale!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 6/25/2017 5:36:00 PM
Thanks, Kim. I took your suggestion and wrote an ottava rima called, 'Limerick'. It's the second installment in the saga. Not sure what Ottava will do next. No doubt she'll be up to no good.
Date: 6/25/2017 1:38:00 PM
Dale, this one is a HOOT--a well-written one. Janice
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 6/25/2017 5:34:00 PM
Thanks, Janice. Glad you like it.
Date: 6/22/2017 8:08:00 PM
Oh I love this. You are so good at taking a poem's form and writing in parody of it!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 6/23/2017 1:15:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. For some reason these more complex metered forms are easier that way. After seeing your rhyme scheme for hexsonnetta and considering how challenging it was for me to write a sonnet maybe it would be a good way to become more at ease with them.
Date: 6/22/2017 5:57:00 PM
One of them starts, "There was a man from Nantucket" Funny one, Dale:)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 6/22/2017 6:00:00 PM
You're right, but what rhymes with it isn't printable.
Date: 6/22/2017 4:47:00 PM
This was great and I was not expecting that last line.
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Date: 6/22/2017 3:47:00 PM
Hi Dale , great write I will have to see the first two :)))
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 6/22/2017 4:43:00 PM
Thanks, Niall. I'm glad you liked the trio.
Date: 6/22/2017 1:34:00 PM
ha ha ha love your humour my friend:-) oh how I would love to continue that limerick but fear I'd get banned lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 6/22/2017 4:43:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. I'd hoped it would be up your alley.