an only marginally-relevant but perfectly self-indulgent post….

This morning just browsing through an old journal, I came upon a limerick (one of my favorite literary forms) on, I guess, spelling.

In haste because of end-of-semester grading and other rituals, I ask your indulgence as I present this 1978 ditty:

How strange this mysterious rite

Whereby some people learn how to write…

Because when Shakespeare wrote

He did not learn by rote:

Playwrights just get the writing rite right.

If this isn’t enough self-indulgence/ spelling whimsy for you, you might revisit my other masterpiece.

Mind your Ps and Qs!

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About RAB

Teacher of English writing and literature (college-level); academic-freedom activist; editor and copy editor; theater director, costumer, actress, playwright. View all posts by RAB

One response to “an only marginally-relevant but perfectly self-indulgent post….

  • Mary Jane Schaefer

    A dear friend of mine, hearing that my long play was coming to fruition, finally, with Version X asked me, in total sincerity, “Well, why didn’t you just get it right the first time?” Ah, if only ’twere so simple.

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