BBC religious limerick competition – for “clean” entries only
A Radio 4 competition asks for limericks on religion. But contrary to the tradition of the limerick, your blasphemy, criticism or lewdness are not required.
Edward Stourton on BBC Radio 4′s Sunday programme yesterday invited listeners to compose limericks on the subject of religion, to welcome in the New Year… for some reason. (You can listen again for the rest of the week, about 32 minutes in.)
“Now sometimes limericks can be coarse and offensive,” Stourton warned. But, “we’re asking for clean limericks in these responses”.
You can submit your own limericks on a religious theme to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winning poems will be broadcast on the Sunday programme on Sunday 2nd January.
If you submit a limerick do copy it into the comments below! And remember, the BBC wants “clean” limericks. None of your blasphemous humanist values or secularist criticisms please; just good, clean, po-faced limericks…