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Friday, February 2, 2007
Groundhog Day Limerick Contest Winners
Read the winning limericks here.
Thanks to all who entered the 2007 LocalCommentary.com Groundhog Day Limerick Contest. Entries came from as far away as Tennessee and from poets both known and unknown. Most participants submitted one limerick, but some as many as three.
Here are the winners and their winning limericks. Beside glory and universal fame for being witty and urbane, each category winner gets a small prize. Honorable mention gets all of that except the small prize. (See the Limerick Contest announcement for more details, including judging criteria. Note also that the winning limericks may be very slightly edited for punctuation.)
Before we proceed, a note about etiquette. Should you happen to see one of these triumphant fellows while he is reigning champion, the proper form of personal address is to bow slightly and say, either loudly or with hushed reverence, "All hail, mighty bard!"
Winner: Groundhog Day
The Groundhog prediction, I'm told,
Winner: American Fork
If the valley could tweak and then torque,
(Editor's Note: Mr. Beeson's day job is teaching English at American Fork High School. His resume includes multiple limerick contest victories, both local and national.)
Naive youth, full of vigor and zest,
Robert van Dijk
You may read other's entries here.
We are not accepting entries yet for the 2008 Groundhog Day Limerick Contest. Stay tuned.
Several entries which arrived after the official deadline but before judging was complete were accepted for publication here but not considered for the prizes.
Thanks to Barbara Christiansen for publicity in the American Fork Citizen. Next year, perhaps she'll send a limerick or two?
Happy Groundhog Day!
Copyright 2007 by David Rodeback.