Intro to Poetry: Day 5–Imperfect, Limerick

Day 5 of Intro to Poetry has me writing a poem on the subject “imperfect.” It’s a topic about which I can generate tomes. The “try it” format is the limerick.

My decision is to write about the current foci of my blog space–writing and art–in my never-ending strife to improve.

Reflection on Perfection

My pen leads me to a reflection

Of my strife toward attaining perfection.

Still, errors abound

In my work all around,

As I’m thwarted by natural selection.


Trite blunders appear in my writing;

My artwork is far from exciting–

My words and tints crushed.

Ah! Perfection is just

An illusion of shadow and lighting.



About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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4 Responses to Intro to Poetry: Day 5–Imperfect, Limerick

  1. Christa chn says:

    Perfection is just an illusion of shadow and lighting, so beautifully written.

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