Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics #427 - Mussenden's Temple
"Write a poem using the word "folly" in it."  (posted by MSJadeli)

"In architectural terms, a folly is a structure made for decoration rather than function. The term also defines foolish decisions; Mussenden Temple on the north-western coast of Ireland, happens to embody both meanings of the word.

The image clearly shows just how precariously the temple is perched. Although centuries of erosion have brought the cliff’s face ever closer to the structure, the Earl-Bishop originally had it built only about 30 feet from the edge. Since 1997, the National Trust has worked to stabilize the precipice."

Mussenden’s Temple

            There once was a lady named Molly
              considered by all to be jolly.
                Egged on by friend's cheer
                 she drank too much beer
       When she fell, friends called it Molly's folly.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Molly

  1. Mike Bayles says:

    Sara, I enjoyed your limerick. Good going.


  2. msjadeli says:

    LOL hoping Molly fell to the floor and from folly not from the folly! 🙂


  3. memadtwo says:

    Molly is a good name for rhyming. But we’ve all been there I think. (K)


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