Daily Archives: 1 October, 2011

A Literary Limerick – The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand


Today’s Music: Soniadada
This was not my fault.

I had a brief conversation on Twitter the other day with @captsingh.
He quoted Ayn Rand, and I responded.
The conversation is below:

from @captsingh
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. — Ayn Rand

@captsingh Did you ever read The Fountainhead?

@Guapowitz No , I heard about that book though…tell me ..

@captsingh
Ayn Rand explains her philosophy through a story about an architect and his troubles. Not a fan of hers, but a great book.

@Guapowitz Thanks, will read it when I see it next time…

That’s a very broad, rough description of the book, Which got me to thinking, how do you describe a book in 140 characters?
Why, with a limerick of course!
So I spent the next few hours trying to build one in my head. Because I am probably not right in my head.

So for all of you who have read The Fountainhead, but forgotten it, and for all of you that have no plans to read it, but want to sparkle wittily at cocktail parties, here is the limerick:

An Architect, his vision stifled by others,
his plans changed by those dark, dirty Mothers.
So the building did he wreck,
and the court held him in check,
’til he was acquitted by a jury of brothers

You’re welcome.

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