Wolfgang von Goethe



Ung Kvinne fra Vang



En strøken ung kvinne i fra Vang

Var original i sitt utspill mot grand

Hun lettet fra stolen

Hun glattet på kjolen

Og startet sitt motspill med sang.







Source is from the Norsk Bridgefestival in Lillehammer, 2005, Bulletin 4, mandag 1. august 2005.

The requirements of the entries had to follow the following guidelines for the Limerick, also translated by Google:

Første linje presenterer personen og hvor han/hun er fra. Siste linje skal inneholde et poeng, gjerne overraskende. Nå̊r det gjelder rytmen på limericken skal første, andre og femte linje ha like mange stavelser og rime på̊ hverandre, tredje og fjerde linje skal også̊ rime på̊ hverandre – men ha minst en stavelse mindre enn linjene 1, 2 og 5.

The first line presents the person and where he/she is from. The last line should contain a score, perhaps surprising the reader. When it comes to the rhythm on Limericks, the first, second and fifth lines may have understandable spelling and may be contracted. The third and fourth lines can also be written in similar fashion - but must have at least one syllable less than lines 1, 2 and 5.


The city of Vang is a municipality in the county of Oppland, Norway. Vang was established as a municipality January 1, 1838. The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old farm Vang (Norse: Vangr), since the first church was built here. The name is identical with the word vangr meaning field, meadow.

Note: The city of Vang can also be the former municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. Vang was established as a municipality January 1, 1838. The city of Hamar was separated from Vang in 1849. Furnes was separated from Vang in 1891. Vang was merged with Hamar January 1, 1992.


The best Google translation follows, which attempts to keep the feature of the ryhme.

Note: Apologies if the non-English letters are not presented correctly on the employed browser.


Young Woman of Vang

An open young woman of Vang

Was original in her actions against a grand.

She straightened in her chair,

She smoothened her dress,

And started her defense with a song.