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Mad Method

Like Byron, of whose work I’m quite a fan,
I often yield to whimsy of the mind
And stumble ‘round without a guiding plan,
While rarely knowing what I hope to find
Asleep in corners that I probe and scan.
[I don’t decide the way the threads unwind].
I’ve written things I’ve barely understood
And seen results that mix the bad and good.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Kindly nominated by : http://lucciagray.com/

very-inspringawardI am grateful for and touched by Luccia Gray’s kind nomination of me for the *Very Inspiring Blogger Award*! It means a lot to me to be nominated by a gifted novelist and blogger:)

The rules of this award, which I have borrowed from http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thanks-amelia/, are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.

2. Display the award on your post.

3. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.

4. State 7 things about yourself.

5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

6. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. Provide a link to your post.

7. Proudly display the award logo (or buttons) on your blog, whether on your side bar, ABOUT page, or a special page for awards.

Here are my 7 facts about myself:

1.After teaching academic writing for 3 years, I have recently begun working with an adult education program.

2. I speak English and Spanish, and I study Visayan and Tagalog.

3. My lovely wife–the one in the profile picture–is originally from the Philippines.

4. Although most of my posts are light poems, my favorite works to read are works of Western philosophy, Eastern philosophy (and especially Buddhism), Renaissance drama, Roman and Greek history and literature, and cultural studies.

5. Until I started this blog in May of 2014, I had not written a poem since 2006.

6. Our adorable West Highland Terrier is one of the world’s craziest creatures.

7. Blogging has been a great way for me to force myself to write. [During three years in which I taught writing, I wrote very little.]

 

My worthy nominees for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” are:

http://bjerke75.wordpress.com/

http://indahs.com/

http://dawnewebber.wordpress.com/

http://mbarkersimpson.wordpress.com/

http://storytimewithjohn.com/

http://chris4llen.wordpress.com

http://lalocabrujita.wordpress.com

http://yourwellwisherprogram.wordpress.com

http://themanofletters.wordpress.com/

http://johncoyote.wordpress.com

http://gardenofeady.wordpress.com

http://rockandrollsupermom.wordpress.com

http://pavanneh.com

http://chaitalibhattacharjee7.wordpress.com/

http://www.panpoiesis.wordpress.com

“A Toast to Re-Bloggers”

“A Toast to Re-bloggers”
Of the things that I treasure the most
I would count those re-blogging a post.
If one smiles at a rhyme,
I’ve not wasted my time.
To re-bloggers I raise now a toast!

a limerick by Paul Burgess

P.S.

Thank you, Jonathan Caswell–a limerick fan whose blog can be found here:http://bythemightymumford.wordpress.com/

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Kindly nominated by : http://pavanneh.com/

very-inspringawardI am grateful for and touched by Pavanneh’s kind nomination of me for the *Very Inspiring Blogger Award*!

The rules of this award, which I have borrowed from http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thanks-amelia/, are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.

2. Display the award on your post.

3. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.

4. State 7 things about yourself.

5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

6. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. Provide a link to your post.

7. Proudly display the award logo (or buttons) on your blog, whether on your side bar, ABOUT page, or a special page for awards.

Here are my 7 facts about myself:

1.Although I am considering a career change, I have taught academic writing for 3 years.

2. I speak English and Spanish, and I study Visayan and Tagalog.

3. My lovely wife–the one in the profile picture–is originally from the Philippines.

4. Although most of my posts are light poems, my favorite works to read are works of Western philosophy, Eastern philosophy (and especially Buddhism), Renaissance drama, Roman and Greek history and literature, and cultural studies.

5. Until I started this blog in May of 2014, I had not written a poem since 2006.

6. Our adorable West Highland Terrier is one of the world’s craziest creatures.

7. Blogging has been a great way for me to force myself to write. [During three years in which I taught writing, I wrote very little.]

 

My worthy nominees for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” are:

http://pavanneh.com/

http://indahs.com/

http://dawnewebber.wordpress.com/

http://mbarkersimpson.wordpress.com/

http://sunshineuponmygarden.wordpress.com/

http://urbanpoetrees.com

http://lalocabrujita.wordpress.com

http://yourwellwisherprogram.wordpress.com

http://themanofletters.wordpress.com/

http://johncoyote.wordpress.com

http://gardenofeady.wordpress.com

http://grabyourmind.com

http://jackflacco.com

http://iridescentfoxblog.wordpress.com/

http://www.awareofawareness.com

5 Limericks a Day [to Keep the Dr. Away] By Paul O’Burgess (Day 11)

Although no one reads them, I must continue to post limericks until the 200+ that I have written are all on my blog:D Coming soon: a series on writing poetic forms. The series will begin with a guide to writing limericks:) [To adapt a phrase from the great blues artist John Lee Hooker, “Let that boy write his limericks, ‘cuz he’s got it in him, and he’s gotta get it out.”]

“Lonely, Single, and Sad”

There was once a graying old guy
Who decided to give love a try.
So, he posted an ad
That said “Lonely and sad,”
But no ladies would ever reply.

“Slick Dick”

I read once to gain more insight
About Nixon’s account of that night.
The words in that book
Say the man’s not a crook,
And clearly a book’s always right.

“Swiss Kiss”

There’s a girl from the land of the Swiss
Who attempted to give me a kiss.
But the size of her lips,
Is as vast a ship’s,
So, I politely declined the girl’s kiss.

“Who Pays for Praise?”

Those who’ve read the limericks I write
Have experienced deepest delight.
That’s what they all say,
Perhaps ‘cause I pay
Those people to praise what I write.

“A True Story”

I’ve started to write me a blog
To be cherished by human and dog.
The people will clap,
And the canines will yap
With glee when perusing my blog.