A Literary Limerick – Deathly Hallows, Part One


Today’s Music: Blind Faith – Can’t Find My Way Home

Well, here we are, rapidly closing in on the finish. Almost all the adult authority figures that are going to die importantly already have. And so, the final journey begins.
After much walking and walking and running and walking, Sam and Frodo Harry and Hermione (and Ron) finally end up with a proper plan that they hope will work.

So let us begin the limericky bastardization of book seven of JK Rowlings magnificent Opus! (Not the penguin.)

Book Seven – Part One

Find the Horcruxii was what Harry must do.
Set off with friends to defeat You Know Who…
But just like the flick –
though it might make you sick –

this limerick will be split into two.

*Apologies to Elyse for following the movies (not the books) to get in that extra limerick, and Lisa, who might actually dislike limericks.

For those of you with calendars (or a low tolerance for pain), we will wrap this up on 31 July, Harry Potter’s Birthday.
So you may want to steer clear until after that…
hehehe

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82 responses to “A Literary Limerick – Deathly Hallows, Part One

  1. I certainly enjoy your Harry Potter limericks. AND, I like your ‘horcruxii’ word…very inventive.

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  2. Yours may be the only limericks I can put up with. Just knowing there’s an end in sight brings me great solace. : )

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  3. Guapo,
    What’s a “Harry Potter”?
    Le Clown

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  4. whiteladyinthehood

    I like your Harry Potter limerick series, too. I’ve confessed on here before that I have seen all the movies (and was surprised that I liked them as much as I did – not sure if that is a good thing or not hehe) And I had forgotten how much I like the Blind Faith song!!

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  5. The end is coming, El G?
    Bring it on……

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  6. Oh no! We’re almost to the end of the saga! ❤

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  7. It appears I have some Harry Potter limericks to catch up with…

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  8. Edward Hotspur

    Tom versus Harry
    Says ‘avada kedavra’
    Harry doesn’t die

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  9. Once again, I have no idea how accurately your limerick tells the Harry Potter plot lines, but I do admire the song choice. Can’t Find My Way Home is one of my favorite songs – love Steve Winwood’s voice!

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  10. I knew it! I first suspected you were a Bloom County fan with “More Skin on Loveboat,” but now I have the proof! Oop Ack!

    It’s funny, I’ve never read or seen Harry Potter, but it’s saturated into the pop culture enough that I know the chick ends up with the ginger kid.

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  11. In the interests of all nitpickers out there…. wouldn’t the correct conjugation of Horcrux be Horcrae? My Latin is pretty rusty, and my Greek is non-existent, but it seems to me that I saw one time how Latin words ending in -us conjugate to -i for the plural, and those with -x endings became -ae, as in octopus to octopi, and horcrux to horcrae…. etc. Just wondering…. nice Limericks, btw…. 🙂

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    • Even rusty Latin is better than mine, gigoid.
      I bow humbly to your superior linguistic skills!
      And thanks!

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      • No worries, mate… I guess we both should realize that the word Horcrux isn’t Latin, Greek, or any other language, except the one J.K. Rowling had in mind…. 🙂 That means Horcruxii is just as valid as any other conjugation, which is good because it would be easier to rhyme, I think. Just sayin’….. 😉

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  12. I am following you now because of this display of genius. Thank you!

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  13. Opus! I haven’t thought of Bloom County in ages. Thanks for that, I miss that comic. I didn’t realize that the plural of horcrux was horcruxii—I like this.

    Are you going to be in mourning after the final limerick is complete? Or are you already planning another series?

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  14. Excellent limericking and soundtrack. I second Chuckles question, though, since I’m at least 15 years behind the times on a good day.

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    • Hmm…fifteen years…that would leave you about mid-point in the saga.
      And nothing wrong with behind the times, Brian.
      That is my usual location. And I see no reason to catch up.
      Except for that Higgs Boson thing. That’s pretty cool.

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  15. You can’t see me, but I’m throwing rose petals at your feet….so impressive El Guapo…………I hear Daniel Radcliffe wants to play you on Broadway.

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  16. But Lisa likes limericks. She said so. Good one. And steve winwood is the bomb.

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  17. The once was a boy named Harry,
    Who could have had friends named Perry, Larry, and Barry.
    Since I never read the books,
    Thus don’t know if he is a cook, crook, or schnook,
    Thus realize his name could really be Terry.

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    • We should find a good biography and collaborate on a limerick, Frank.
      Or perhaps do one on Sun Tzu’s Art of War?

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      • LOL … that would be fun. Idea: We could write a biography with consecutive limericks. For instance, we pick a person, one of us writes the first limerick and then passes it to the other who writes the second, and then returns it, and so on.

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  18. The flesh eaters borrowed movie #1 from the neighbor today- and so it begins…

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  19. Jennifer Worrell

    God, all you people are funny! Bloom County, Harry Potter, the Love Boat? All in ONE comment section. Guap–look what you inspire!

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  20. I haven’t seen the movie (s) or read the book (s) but I know I like your limerick the best because it’s compact and fits in most overhead storage compartments! I don’t feel that memey either (I don’t know what that means but it’s fun to say)!

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  21. Guapo! I find your following the movies without reading the books hilarious. Great limerick. And I WILL be here on July 31, if only to laugh some more. God, isn’t Ralph Fiennes creepy with that snaky mask smooshing up his nose? Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/07/18/life-without-limits-sun-scribs-3ww/

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  22. Tell me you aren’t dressed in Gryffindor costume like some ComicCon figure when you’re writing these. (And if you are, please include a picture.) Sorry to be absent Guaperola. I’ve been missing your charming wit.

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    • Actually, I write all of these with a bag over my head to hide my limericky shame, Barb.
      And it’s a pleasure to see you, wherever you turn up.
      Hope you’re having a spectacular summer!

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  23. As of August 1st, will there be Lord of the Rings limericks? Or do you already have a long list of other requests?

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  24. El Guapo! Hey there! You’ve been nominated for a Sunshine Award! Check it out: http://www.claireclopez.com/2012/07/im-shining.html

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  25. You should do this for a living. Seriously.

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  26. Wazzup Guapster!! You’re limericks are a trip!

    I’m off to find you know who, and I don’t mean Winnie the Pooh — how was that? 😆

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  27. Fabulous, as always. When you finish up, can you put them all in one post?

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  28. I like it. I can deal just fine with your Harry Potter. Just fine indeed. But please keep J.K. away from me . . .

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  29. Hey El Guapo Have I Missed Something Again? 😦
    I need to call in here more often and get to grips with
    your excellent style of blogging… Okay just give me
    a dig next time you post something and I will be here
    to have a good browse around okay? 🙂

    Have a fun rest of evening my wicked friend 🙂

    Androgoth

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    • Always a pleasure to see you Andro, wherever in the blogosphere that may be!
      Hope all is well in your realm, and the chains are properly oiled!
      Though I would bet they are…

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      • I think you will find that the
        wickedness is hypnotising 🙂

        Have a dark
        and ghoulish day 🙂

        In a nice way of course…

        Androgoth

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  30. Voldemort! >.< I once saw him in my dream! That was terrible, but the place and the surroundings were super beautiful, much more beautiful than the movie scene!

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