Quirky Couplets

How bothersome it is when flies
Buzz my coffee at sunrise!
If you have a fretful wife,
Be prepared for lots of strife!
Swat the spider, set it free
From its webbed captivity!
A deep hole—imagine that!
Will it fit inside my hat?
My bicycle is looping round and round the park;
Morning, noon, and afternoon—even in the dark!
Roses for the weekend, every weekday too;
Roses, darling, roses—yellow ones for you.


Couplets © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #242
More Pantry of Poetry and Prose #6 at Poets United


Posted on December 1, 2019, in couplets, light verse, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Ah, I see you and Robin have been inspired by the same word list! This was fun to read; I particularly love the one about the hole.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I like the one about the hole too. It seems like it would fit somewhere in an illustrated children’s book.

      On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:46 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  2. And when you produce such a children’s book, I’ll love to buy it! (For myself.)

  3. What a joyous ride..i love the roses

  4. I especially love the yellow roses “just for you”.

  5. You make quirky extra fun! I can see children skipping to this one. Since I will never completely grow up, I shall sing and skip to it to!

    I really love this one–the beat, the images, the delight in the tone. Thank you for the roses! 😀

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      So glad you feel like skipping and singing to my quirkiness, Magaly!

      On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 8:26 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  6. I would be extremely bothered about a bicycle running around by itself.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Yes, one never knows quite what to expect from a riderless bicycle.

      On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 9:26 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  7. You give quirky a whole new definition! I absolutely love these couplets ❤️

  8. Better a riderless bicycle than a naked fat butted woman – or according to Queen.

  9. This made me smile on a rainy day. Perhaps a whimsical ride around the park, picking roses in the dark?


    Wonderful whirl of rhymes. I can see them as illustrations in a story book.

  11. The rhyme certainly has the feel of poetry for pre teens. However I find that when one views given words one’s brain sees the possibility of a back story for the poetry that will fit. Rosemary was sharp to notice we both used the same words wasn’t she?

  12. will the deep hole fit inside the hat – now I’m all for coffee and such questions!

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