Thursday, February 05, 2009

Shakespeare's seven ages of man as a limerick

The Daily (Maybe) offers a selection of literary classics condensed into limericks.

But he does not include my favourite: Robert Conquest's reworking of Shakespeare's seven ages of man from As You Like It:
First you get puking and mewling,
Then very pissed off with your schooling,
Then fucks and then fights,
Then judging chaps' rights,
Then sitting in slippers, then drooling.
Thanks to Christopher Hitchens.


Jim Jepps said...

I'm now trying to write one myself about the economic crisis - it's not that easy to fit "quantative easing" into the limerick format!

Anonymous said...

What a fine mess was made by the bankers
We bailed them out and they din'even thank us
They're still drowning in cash
While we pick through the ash
Of our country that's governed by wankers