As you know, I’ve a weakness for verse, and I have a particular weakness for limericks. I have produced a few good ones over many years, but the dreadful efforts outnumber them. The cartoon above features a limerick which, I think, promised a bit of clever word-play, but the rhyme is not good. That comes of being a cartoonist with a relentless deadline instead of a poet with endless hours to gaze upon pastoral scenes and tweak nascent words whenever the muse deigns by. At least that is my excuse. You give it a try! Using as much or as little of the above verse as you wish while preserving the premise, write your own version. I’ll pick a winner and anoint him or her “Arlo & Janis Poet Laureate for a Day.” Alas, that will be its own reward.