A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Get the kids together and give it a try. It’s easy, it’s fun! ~ Bette A. Stevens

Read on to find out how!

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author


Monarch Butterfly LIMERICK 2 bas 2017

Summertime is fun time! And with ‘back to school’ just around the corner, it’s a great time to write limericks and get the kids writing too…

Whether you’re a writer, a reader, a teacher, a parent or simply want to share the love of reading and writing, get the kids together and give “Limericks” a try. You’ll be glad you did!

Some of my favorite things about summer are butterflies, long lazy summer days, gardens and sunshine. I love to sit on the porch with my camera at the ready just in case I spot an amazing monarch or any of our sensational butterfly friends dropping by to enjoy the view. So far this year I’ve spotted twelve monarchs and dozens of other butterflies too—and managed to capture several of these exquisite creatures with my Canon “PowerShot.”

Butterflies are very sensitive to the environment and with…

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Comments on: "Write a Summer Limerick & Get the Kids Writing Too!" (38)

  1. […] Write a Summer Limerick & Get the Kids Writing Too! […]


  2. I LOVE your monarch limerick! Not only does it preserve the particular rhythm of the form, but it also tells the monarch’s tale. Great idea. And I’m sharing, of course…

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  3. jchihorek124333 said:

    This idea sounds really fun! I’m a 12 year old kid, and I’m always looking for new things to do. Writing poetry might be my new hobby! Thank you for inspiring me 🙂

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  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!!… did like the limerick!!.. saw a handful of Monarchs the other day checking out the flowers, maybe they are distant relatives of Matilda!… 🙂

    Hope all is well in your part of the universe, life is all that you wish for it to be and until we meet again..
    May your day be touched
    by a bit of Irish luck,
    Brightened by a song
    in your heart,
    And warmed by the smiles
    of people you love.
    (Irish Saying)

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    • Thanks so much for your lovely note, Larry… Delighted to hear you’ve spotted monarchs! I’ve only seen two so far. Hope we’ll see many more before Septtember. 🦋 Wishing you a senstional summer, my friend. xo


  5. Great limerick! My grandkids love butterflies and know more about them than I do. They’ll love this when I read it to them.

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  6. I absolutely love the Monarch limerick! Limericks are so fun.

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  7. ALL IN for helping kids to enjoy writing!

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  8. Wonderful, Bette. Why don’t we feature this in the July newsletter? If you’d like to, just send me the attachment. I love it.

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  9. Such a wonderful idea, Bette. Limericks are fun, and who doesn’t love butterflies!

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  10. I like the idea of introducing kids to this fun sort of poetry. Great idea.

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  11. Superb capture of this beautiful butterfly, Better and such a lovely limerick. Loved it, Bette.

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  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely limerick, Bette! Happy summer and may yours be lovely!❤️ 🧡 💛 💚

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  13. Wonderful limericks, Bette. I’m a fan of the form and find them fun to create. Butterflies make a perfect subject. Happy Summer!

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  14. A lovely limerick, Bette. Limerick is the most fun poem of all. 🙂

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  15. This is such a beautiful limerick, Bette. I’m glad you shared it again!

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  16. Sitting on my boat is the best part of summer. We didn’t this weekend because of the heatwave, but we’re hoping next weekend. What a wonderful summer thing to do.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Bette. ♥

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  17. Thanks a lot Madam for the lovely photograph and also for the beautiful limerick on “Monarch Butterflies”.Take care🌹🙏

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