Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cirrus Limericks

Here is a compilation of Limericks from the creative corners of the Cirrus crew and from our readers. We'll add to it when we get more. So far this is the count:
Cirrus: 4
Readers: 4

From the Cirrus crew:

Cirrus, the old gal of the ocean,
Still fills the boys with the notion
She can fly down a wave,
Respond to a save,
And thrill the whole crew with her motion

We are the Cirrus geriatric crew
Went to the foredeck and forgot what to do
Went down for a nap,
let the spinnaker wrap,
But finally we did reattach the clew.

There once was a head from Nantucket
It was bad news, we can't duck it,
The pump broke apart,
Just days from the start,
Now Cirrus has brand new flush bucket.

There once was a head from Nantucket
It was bad news, there's no way to duck it,
The pump broke apart,
Just days from the start,
Now Cirrus has a brand new flush bucket.


From the Readers:

The Vogels
There once was a ship out at sea
Afraid of Klabautermann's glee
But the crew made a charm
Letting nobody harm
'Cept a small fish with too much esprit.

Jan (Jan's Paint By Words)
Another day out in the ocean,
Klabautermann created commotion.
He stirred up a squall,
We sailed thru it all,
With the mask on the mast as our potion!

Jan (Jan's Paint By Words)
We're racing the ocean so Cirrusly.
Driving and sailing so Furiously.
To be first in the fleet,
Would be quite a treat,
OK, we are thinking deliriously!

From nic:
There once was a guy named Lou,
whose limericks end on line two.

2 comments:

mrgeof said...

Here's a limerick submission from the Neill clan:

Klabautermann's rep not withstanding,
The Cirrus crew's lead keeps expanding
Due in part to mast scraping
And cutting red taping --
De-faced masts are good for the standings!

- Geoffrey Neill (George's son)

Chris Doutre said...

There once was a head from Nantucket
It was bad news, there's no way to duck it,
The bolts did erode,
On the old commode.
Now Cirrus has a brand new flush bucket.

Hello friends and supporters. I have now had a hot shower, a good night's sleep, and a cup of coffee with no salt water in it. My eternal gratitude to Lou and Kim Ickler for their limitless hospitality.

We went out to dinner last night at a place called Lucy's in Kailua. I can recommend it highly. Best mahi-mahi I've had in a long long time.

Even in the barn, Cirrus continues to support the community: there was an issue this morning about assembling the trophies. There was an urgent need for a certain size of screw driver. I ran to the boat to rifle the tool drawer. On the way there, I noticed that my glasses were falling off my face. A tiny screw had come loose. Way loose, but not completely fallen out. Fortunately, Bill was at the boat and was able to supply all my tool requirements and to help me reassemble my glasses. Crisis averted.