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October 27, 2009

There once was a girl who missed blogging . . .

Hello Strangely Dim friends! I've missed you. And I've missed your brilliant reflections and coments. And I've missed my fellow bloggers. I've also missed my space heater.

In honor of Dave's walk down memory lane through our limerick fun, I thought it would be fitting to try to convey my grief over missing you and my joy at being back through that same timeless, witty yet poignant rhyme form (though I'll have to use a different first line than the title of this post. What, after all, rhymes with "blogging"?? Slogging? You see the problem.):

Good readers, I want you to know
I've missed your bright comments, your glow.
I cried for a while
I missed your great style
and my heart was filled with much woe.

But joy fills my heart up today
and beams out like a soft sunny ray (which, I might add, we haven't seen here in a while)
Yes, I can't wait to read
your own rhymes, for I need
to know what you all have to say!

Okay, readers, it's your turn: Let us know how you've been in a limericky comment!

Posted by Lisa Rieck at October 27, 2009 9:53 AM Bookmark and Share


There once was a girl who missed bloggin'
The way bed-ridden athletes miss joggin.'
Since her keen wit and whim
Are to site Strangely Dim
As Calvin and Hobbes to toboggan.

Comment by: Mark Eddy Smith at October 27, 2009 3:03 PM

Okay, now I'm not just joyful, I am also impressed. And touched.

I knew that you readers were smart,
but for comments this is quite a start.
Your skill at these rhymes
is advanced for the times
and it's clear that you too have some heart.

Thanks for humoring me . . .

Comment by: Lisa at October 27, 2009 3:50 PM

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Lisa Rieck is a reader and writer who likes to discuss good ideas over hot drinks and gets inspired by the sky. She takes in all kinds of good ideas as a proofreader for InterVarsity Press.

Rebecca Larson is a writer/designer/creative type who has infiltrated IVP's web department, where she writes and edits online content. She enjoys a good pun and loves the smell of freshly printed books.

David A. Zimmerman is an editor for Likewise Books and a columnist for Burnside Writers Collective. He's written three books, most recently The Parable of the Unexpected Guest. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/unexpguest. Find his personal blog at loud-time.com.

Suanne Camfield is a publicist for InterVarsity Press and a freelance writer. She floats ungracefully between work, parenting and writing, and (much to her dismay) finds it impossible to read on a treadmill. She is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and blogs at The Rough Cut.

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