Peas with Honey

Posted In: Humourous Poetry by LoneWolf

Peas n HoneyHere’s another poem that my grandfather taught me.  Funny how these stick with you through the years.

I eat my peas with honey.
I’ve done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny
But it keeps them on my knife.

I don’t know where this poem comes from, but I really like it (although I don’t particularly like peas 8=).

The image was created by combining the work of 3 wonderful photographers at stock.xchng.

Peas image by jana_koll, honey by atroszko and heart by All_Stars.  Thanks for the wonderful images!


Yesterday I wrote a Muskoka limerick that involved pudding and a famous CEO from the past.

Now, Muskoka is a pretty big place.  It isn’t a town per se — it is a region with 6 distinct towns in it.  Each of these towns includes many smaller villages that were assimilated over the years (“Resistance is futile”).

Our little corner of Muskoka is known as Aspdin (it is part of Huntsville) so I thought that I should write a limerick for it too.  Since the first one celebrated my daughter’s love of Tapioca pudding, this one needs to be about my son (gotta make things fair 8=).  Since he has been diagnosed with Asthma, I thought there might be a fit…

An Ode to Asthma

There once was a wee lad  from Aspdin
Who’s asthma would oft leave him gaspin’
A puff morn and night
Makes him feel alright
And thanks very much, dear, for askin’.

— an original LoneWolf Limerick

Your Turn!

So now that I’ve got two home town limericks under my belt, I’m hoping that you will be able to come up with something about your home town.  Please share your favourite clean limerick in the comments and watch for more from LoneWolf soon!

Photo by asolario at stock.xchng


I have this Humourous Poetry category here on Cookie Crumbles and it has been languishing with a single entry for months.  Tonight I decided to do something about it — something drastic.  I wrote my own limerick!

I decided it had to relate to where I live which presented a bit of a challenge.  What rhymes with Muskoka?  Thankfully I managed to come up with 2 rhymes that were actually fun to work with.

What Rhymes with Muskoka?

There once was a gal from Muskoka
Who really enjoyed Tapioca
“It tastes really sweet,
And I think that it’s neat,
That the name rhymes with Lee Iaccoca!”

— An original LoneWolf Limerick.

Let the Fun Begin!

Now it’s your turn.  Share your favourite limerick based on your home town, region, province, state …  Just keep it clean.  Especially those of you from Nantucket!  I’ll take my top favourites and then we’ll have a showdown.

NOTE: There is a new LoneWolf Limerick here at Cookie Crumbles.  Be sure to check out An Ode to Asthma.

Photo by psycchic1 at stock.xchng


Weather Poem

Posted In: Humourous Poetry by LoneWolf

When I was a child my grandfather taught me the following poem. Upon doing some research it appears to be part of a Nat King Cole song called Wild Is Love written by Dorothy Wayne and Ray Rauch. Unfortunately, my Cole CD set doesn’t have this particular song but apparently he recites this poem during the song rather than singing it.

It is rather simple, but it captures quite eloquently the relationship between us and the weather. In fact, I think it is a rather telling description of the human condition.

As a rule, man’s a fool.
When it’s hot he wants it cool.
When it’s cool he wants it hot,
Always wanting what is not.