Salman Rushdie Writes A Limerick For Kim Kardashian

Salman Rushdie (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Writers do like to have a muck about with poetic forms, especially the really restrictive ones like haikus. Normally they’ll be trying to express some delicate emotion, like the happiness of a summer morn which has just been ruined by a swarm of wasps, chasing after your picnic.

But just occasionally they dip a toe into celebrity waters, as Salman Rushdie did this week, offering his Twitter followers this limerick on the topic of Kim Kardashian’s divorce from… a man. Her husband, I expect.

I should probably look him up, right? On the other hand, he’s never going to learn our names, why should we learn his?

Anyway, Salman’s limerick went like this:

The marriage of poor Kim Kardashian
Was krushed like a kar in a krashian.
Her Kris kried, not fair!
Why kan’t I keep my share?
But Kardashian fell klean outa fashian.

Yes, he’s taken liberties with scansion there, and that K gag died quite quickl- sorry, kwite kwickly, but still. Salman Rushdie! Kim Kardashian! Limericks! Today is a MAGICAL DAY.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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