It's Literary Week here at UGallery and all week our curators will be combining the joys of language with the joys of art. Enjoy our favorite summertime artworks, each paired with a homemade limerick.
Middle Table Meeting
There once was a man named Skip,
Whose coffee club loved gossip.
He was rather naïve
When he’d get up and leave
And become the group’s very next topic.
Artwork: Middle Table Meeting by Glenn Quist
Se Vende Pipa
There once was a man from Seville,
Who sold coconut water until
His cart gained velocity
With such great ferocity
And went careening downhill.
There once was a girl named Mandy,
Who could never choose a flavor of candy.
But whether lemon, lime, or peach,
It didn’t matter on a beach
Because there every flavor is sandy
Artwork: Sucker by Carl Grauer, oil painting
The kindergarten class showed ambition
When they challenged their shadows to a competition.
They thought they had won;
Then, up came the sun.
To this day their hips are still a swishin’.
New York Night
There once was a man named Vick
Who was caught in a storm so typhonic
That the floods reached his ankles,
And the memory still rankles
That he picked the wrong day for a picnic
Artwork: New York Nights by Stanislav Sidorov, oil painting