The classic limerick is typically a five-line stanza that stands alone. By linking together a series of stanzas, the author has been able to tell longer stories. This form has been called a limerick story or limerick poem, but regardless of the name, it presents a special challenge for the writer. The author was up to the task of writing humorous and bawdy storys in the limerick meter and ryhme forms.
Robert W. Birch, Ph.D., is a retired therapist who wrote professional books during his 35+ years in clinical practice. Following his retirement he began writing limericks and has now been doing so for over 10 years. A half dozen of his collections are in print, He has published an equal number of poetry collections written in a variety of styles, plus nine erotic romance novels.