June 30, 2020

JUN 30, political palindromes, E






What you had all been waiting for: the king of palindromes.

From this point, you can proceed either forwards or backwards.


For FORWARD, proceed to the next set of 'POLITICAL PALINDROMES' on July 2.
For BACKWARD, return to the previous set on June 28.

OR, return to the ORIGINAL POST on this topic on May 17.



June 29, 2020

JUN 29, mammalian wildlife: raccoons in the city







 

You can review the whole collection of illustrated verses about mammals (both domestic and exotic) by checking out the more extensive post on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE !

June 28, 2020

JUN 28, political palindromes, D





Any collection of palindromes, such as the above assemblage, is likely to present a mix of the various architectural formats discussed so far. 

From this point, you can proceed either forwards or backwards.

For FORWARD, proceed to the next set of 'POLITICAL PALINDROMES' on June 30.
For BACKWARD, return to the previous set on June 21.

OR, return to the ORIGINAL POST on this topic on May 17.


June 27, 2020

JUN 27, bi-lyrical limerick: 'E.M.S.'






The original classic limerick:



Be sure to check out the whole collection of 'bi-lyrical limericks' by proceeding to "Edifying Nonsense." CLICK HERE ! (Or, if you prefer, you could look over this stuff on Giorgio's Facebook photo-albums.) 

June 26, 2020

JUN 26, anagram swarm: A-VERY-STABLE-GENIUS, #8









Bonus wordplay concoction:



You can review an amazing number of anagrams based on this book title on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. There are two posts to view:  ’A Very Stable Genius': Theme and Variations (97 anagrams), and 
'A Very Stable Genius': additional funky anagrams


June 25, 2020

JUN 25, dental feelings (sentimental verse): gnashing, bruxism















  You can review the collection of illustrated verses on this topic by proceeding to the post 'Dental Feelingson our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.

June 23, 2020

JUN 23, wordplay maps: new world palindromes(#25,#26)











You can view the entire collection of these 50 wordplay maps, by accessing the collection 'Tourists Palindromic Guides: The Americas'. Start by clicking HERE


June 22, 2020

JUN 22, Toronto ravines: great blue heron


  



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Both of the above views were obtained by Giorgio Coniglio in Toronto's Don Valley ravine using his i-phone 7 cell-phone.


You can review illustrated verses about waterfowl in a wider context by proceeding to 'Immersible Verse: Limericks about Waterfowl' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". 


If you are interested in winding your way through an encyclopedic collection of four blogposts stuffed with photo-collages on Toronto ravines, click HERE.











June 21, 2020

JUN 21, political palindromes, C






In a third format for palindromic phrases, the dividing point between the two symmetric wings is a space between repeated letters in the middle of a word. This format is shown above with a vertical line for obses|ses and op|position; as with the hingepoint single letter in the middle of a word (like the 'v' in uneven), there is considerable puzzlement in understanding how these phrases can be constructed. Remember, that in any case, you will do best to ignore any punctuation.


From this point, you can proceed either forwards or backwards.

For FORWARD, proceed to the next set of 'POLITICAL PALINDROMES' on June 28.
For BACKWARD, return to the previous set on June 14.

OR, return to the ORIGINAL POST on this topic on May 17.















June 20, 2020

JUN 20, magical canal palindromes: 'A man, a plan, ... Pisa'

Keep more to yourself for a while, wash your hands frequently, remember to laugh on occasion, and stay well!

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wordplay; magical palindrome; canal; Panama; Pisa; Italy; Giorgio Coniglio




You can become an expert fan of our wordplay concoction 'magical palindromes' by reviewing the explanatory material found in ancient days on our full-service blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE; then, you could check how we applied this technique to 'canal palindromes' by viewing this more recent post.


June 19, 2020

JUN 19, geysers: British geysers










You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Poetry that Spurts: Verses about Geysers' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense".


 

June 18, 2020

JUN 18, non-sequitur: having the audacity

 



Our collection of 'Non-Sequiturs' on our parent blog "Edifying Nonsense", contains an admittedly bizarre assortment of nonsensical odds-and-ends, that don't quite fit into other topic-based offerings. But should you want to review the entire collection, click HERE.

June 17, 2020

JUN 17, trees: red mulberry





You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Uprooted Verse: 'Poems about Trees' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". 



June 16, 2020

JUN 16, boats and boating: g-nu (canoe) trip








You can check out another illustrated verse about the gnu or wildebeest by clicking HERE.

June 15, 2020

JUN 15, wordplay maps: American Scramble-towns 7,8


Same old introduction ...

Who would ever have guessed? It turns out that an unparalleled word in generating anagrams (letter scrambles) is P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S. We have taken advantage of that property to create this unique series of wordplay maps of imaginary American (and Canadian) locales, each one completed by its official two-letter state (or provincial) abbreviation. 






LINKS: 
Forward to U.S.A. map #8
Back to U.S.A. map #6
Let's skip all this stuff and get on to the Canadian version, eh? (stay tuned!)



June 14, 2020

JUN 14, political palindromes, B







These palindromic phrases have a hinge-point unpaired letter in the very middle, e.g. the "T in 'TRAIL' in the first example. The hingepoint is the only letter that is not reflected by its mate in the opposite wing of the structure; and the total number of letters in such examples is always odd (e.g. 9 letters for 'liar trail'). Again, the punctuation is to be downplayed.  

From this point, you can proceed either forwards or backwards.

For FORWARD, proceed to the next set of 'POLITICAL PALINDROMES' on June 21.

For BACKWARD, return to the original post on this topic on May 17.


June 13, 2020

JUN 13, pandemic poetry: cetacean advice (conversation at Shem Creek)


Hi! I'm your social distancing trainer.









 You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Pandemic Poetry' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense".



June 12, 2020

JUN 12, boats and boating: J-stroke (canoeing)






You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reverse Strokes: 'Verses About Canoeing' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.



June 11, 2020

JUN 11, geysers: Geysir, Iceland

Keep more to yourself for a while, wash your hands frequently, remember to laugh on occasion, and stay well!










You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Poetry that Spurts: Verses about Geysers' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense".


June 10, 2020

JUN 10, a brief saga: life as a loon

Keep more to yourself for a while, wash your hands frequently, remember to laugh on occasion, and stay well!



   













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The above verses can be found as a lengthier work entitled 'Brief Sagas about Waterfowl'. This work appeared on our full-service blog Edifying Nonsense in April 2020.

For the purpose of this blog, a 'brief saga' is defined as a poem, usually narrative, but occasionally expository, that tell its story in at least 15 lines. Most commonly, the format involves three stanzas in limerick form. Your blogging team has been presenting these concoctions at the rate of one per month, mixed in with shorter poems, wordplay and other  and other offerings.   
 
To access the next 'brief saga' on this blog (July 2020), proceed to 'broken arrows (nuclear weapon accidents)'.
To access the most recent previous 'brief saga' (May 2020), back up to 'fluoridation'.  
 





June 9, 2020

JUN 9, Ontario nostalgia: Algonquin Provincial Park




limerick; canoeing; Canada; parks; ecology; Giorgio Coniglio



canoeing; Canada; parks; wilderness; ecology; Giorgio Coniglio


You can review the entire series of illustrated poems about the good old days in Ontario by checking the post 'Ontario Nostalgia' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE

June 8, 2020

JUN 8, garden intruders: glossy privet








Readers, you are fortunate to have available all our poetic comments on creatures (animal and vegetable), devoted to subverting your gardening plans. To view this collection our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense", click HERE!


You can also review illustrated verses about orderly garden inhabitants by proceeding to 'Poetry Praising the Charleston Garden' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!




June 7, 2020

JUN 7, wordplay map: r-i-c anagrams (R-E-P-U-B-L-I-C-A-N-S in Canada) #1+#2








You can view the entire collection of 18 wordplay maps of 'R-E-P-U-B-L-I-C-A-N-S in Canada' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense" by clicking HERE.

June 6, 2020

JUN 6, wordplay maps: new world palindromes(#23,#24)







       

You can view the entire collection of these 50 wordplay maps, by accessing the collection 'Tourists Palindromic Guides: The Americas'. Start by clicking HERE