Monday, January 4, 2010

The Dyspeptic Roadrunner

{An Illustrated Limerick}

A bird who prefers ambulation
Roams the southwest of the nation.
In the desert he forages
For reptilian porridges;
He has no need for migration.

Please pardon my fowl indiscretion,
But about this cuckoo in question:
Does a diet of lizard
Upset the gizzard
And cause the poor bird indigestion?

(watercolor doodles on cotton rag paper, 6 x 6 in.)

Hope this finds you in fine spirits on this busy Monday in the shiny new year of 2010.  Impractical New Year's Resolution no. 1: write more limericks.


  1. giving old messrs picasso and e. lear a runs for they moneys Lily!

  2. I love this!!!! Lily, you are such a doll and thank you for your sweet note on CdL :)!!! The same goes right back to you.... I always love your comments and even more... Love Big Bang!!! Hope you are having a lovely day!! xo

  3. love it! i think i'll add limerick writing to my resolution list. how fun!

  4. it! after reading this maybe i'll just make all my NY resolutions impractical. they're the ones i'd probably keep anyway.
    happy new year!

  5. Oh my gosh!!

    This is wonderful. Funny and witty and giggle-making. I LOVE it!!

    You know, I've been so busy doing nothing much that I haven't been around to visit my blog friends in too long. So, though my wishes are late, I mean them with my whole heart. May your year be filled with laughter. May all your surprises be happy ones. May you remember to count your blessings. May you know each day how very much you are loved. Happy new year, my new friend.

  6. Can't wait for more.Thorougly enjoyed the limerick and the watercolour doodles.

  7. Oh roadrunner!!!

    We saw one while visiting my mom.
    Made my day.

  8. There apparently is in our midst
    a blogger and chef and ar-tist
    who thought it wasn’t enough
    to be good at that stuff:
    now it’s limericks she’s got on her list.

    Now for those nature did not equip
    with enough talent to sink a small ship,
    we’ll reply to your words
    on indigestion and birds
    with failed-if-comic attempts to outstrip.

  9. love it. one of my goals will be to read more of lily's limericks.


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