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Limericks distilled to Haiku
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When you are unsure if you want to dedicate the time to read an entire limerick, get a synopsis in the condensed to the 5-7-5 syllable format. But be warned -- these don’t rhyme!

Man from Nantucket
Hid life savings thoughtlessly.
Daughter was a thief.

Now the pelican
Can hold much food in his beak.
Hell, I don’t know how.

Two classy people,
Pretty from head to torso,
Never had children.

Reference “higherku” [link], since it’s dedicated to further abbreviating Haiku.
The first limku could be compressed to the higherku:

“man bucket nantucket”

Amos Kito, Aug 25 2003

higherku. http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/higherku
[Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

This one is good too./Your conversation is changed/to Speak in Haiku. http://www.halfbake.../Speak_20in_20Haiku
[Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Other way doesn't http://www.futility...03/10/form-fitting/
There was a young man from Honshu
Who tried limericks in haiku,
[Dub, Mar 10 2013]


       Man from Nantucket
Was generously endowed.
His ear was not safe.

       (Surely everyone's heard that one...?)
Detly, Aug 25 2003

       A woman named Anne.
Gives very good head, she can.
Turn's out she's a man!

DeathNinja, Aug 26 2003

       Huge Dairy State man
Proudly displayed his unit
in public places
Vexxy, Aug 26 2003

       Alternative limku construction, a replay from Lifeless Limericks:   

       I once met a man,
Japanese. A limerick,
He wrote with ease, but,

       When it was done, he
Did not want one, but double,
Haiku poems, these.
FarmerJohn, Aug 26 2003

       Chaucer is sadly neglected.
po, Aug 26 2003

       Good thinking Rods...

From Shoreham hailing,
A Youth, paper-legg-ed, strode.
O’er-stretched. Breeches breeched.
DrBob, Aug 26 2003

       Or try Haimericks -
Exactly the same, but still:
Wondrous maneuver!
lostdog, Aug 26 2003

       Chaucer is thankfully overlooked.
waugsqueke, Aug 26 2003

       Old Peruvian
dreamt he ate his shoes again
Not a dream, it was.
RayfordSteele, Aug 26 2003

       More permutations-
Lifeless shakespeare poetry
RayfordSteele, Aug 26 2003

       //Chaucer is thankfully overlooked//   

       Shakespeare, and some others, work well in Haiku, due to the structure of the prose. Someone's probably already done it -- I haven't researched that.   


       Wretch upon on my door,
Leave me in my loneliness?
Raven: “Nevermore”.
Amos Kito, Aug 26 2003

       Man with name Eenis
Was endowed like a donkey...
(Not for children, this)
custardlove, Aug 26 2003

       1) (Truncated):
A young man I knew,
His limku stopped at line two

       2) (More truncated):
A man from Verdun,

       3) (The one about Nero):
spidermother, Jun 05 2011

       Hickory dick dock,
Something hairy in a clock,
Exiting at one
mylodon, Dec 06 2017

       Belated <applause> for [Farmerjohn]'s contribution.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 06 2017


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