April 29, 2021

APR 29, spineless verse (invertebrates): ghost crabs








READING MORE WIDELY:

You can find all our illustrated verses about various 'INVERTEBRATES' , as compiled on our full-service blog "Edifying NonsenseHEREBut, in fact, we had hived off verses about INSECTS, and they are gathered in separate blogposts, that you can get into HERESo, follow these links, and enjoy.



April 28, 2021

APR 28, poetic Panama palindrome parody: 'a man, a potato'










You can review the whole collection of our illustrated verses on this topic  by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Panama palindrome parodies' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.

And, if you are interested in seeing innumerable examples of spoofy palindrome variants on wordplay maps, you could embark on a journey through a collection of  blogposts entitled 'Tourists' Palindromic Guides: The Americas, #1 -#4'. All that's needed is to click on the link.


April 27, 2021

APR 27, culinary verse: gyozas (potstickers)











 

Find the collection of illustrated poems dealing with these issues on the post 'Culinary Verse' on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!


April 26, 2021

APR 26, classic palindrome: Panama canal














You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Or, if you prefer, you can find most of Giorgio's material on Facebook in his photo-albums.


(Ed note: This particular verse set off a collection entitled 'Panama Palindrome Parodies'. You can enjoy this assemblage of illustrated verses by clicking HERE.)



April 25, 2021

APR 25, humorists' scurrilous talk: 'the fart'

EDITORS' WARNING: You must be at least 12 years of age to read this post! 





The collection of informative verses dealing with 'HUMORISTS' SCURRILOUS TALK' can be found by proceeding to our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!
 




April 24, 2021

APR 24, wordplay; American Scramble-towns 15.16



 

LINKS: 
Let's skip all this stuff and get on to the Canadian version, eh? (stay tuned!)





April 23, 2021

APR 23, reptiles: green anoles







 
You can review photos and illustrated herpetologic verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Verses about Reptiles' (don't worry! no snakes)' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.











April 22, 2021

APR 22, palinku (poetic novelty): canals


  In this post, we will introduce a novel form of poetic wordplay. Inspired by Japanese haiku poetry, this new form is used for a terse verse with a total of 17 syllables displayed on three lines. Unlike its classic Japanese analogue, this concoction does not mandate the precise distribution of the syllables among the three lines, but does stipulate that each word in the poem be included in a palindromic phrase or sentence in English (i.e. one that can be read either forwards or backwards). 

  To help the reader discern the origin of the lyrics, each palindrome (generally occupying one of the three lines of the poem) has been color-coded. 

  And, just in case you have forgotten what palindromes are about, your blogsite hosts have arranged a serial set of brief lessons on the topic ('Political Palindromes') which you can review by clicking HERE

(Ed. note:) Verses of this type have continued to accumulate, and there are now more than 50 of them. You can easily view them all  if you  proceed  to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

(Or, if your prefer, you can view all this material on Facebook  in Giorgio's photo-albums.)


April 21, 2021

APR 21, pandemic poetry: 'down the street'





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


April 20, 2021

APR 20, curtained verse: robin red-breast














You can review other mildly scurrilous illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Curtained verse: Faintly Obscene (Selected) Limericks' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.




April 19, 2021

APR 19, etymology : 'dog'








For fans of etymology, we have three blogposts with collections of verses about word-origins such as the one above on our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". You can start to review some of this intriguing material by clicking HERE, and then following the links!


April 18, 2021

APR 18, to clot, or not: overview






You can view these verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'To Clot, or Not to Clot' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!


 

April 17, 2021

APR 17, classic palindrome: 'step on no pets'









You can review a collection of such illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 
 

April 16, 2021

APR 16, portraits of couples: gemboks, highly-giroomed dogs



Photo: 2017, Barry Weinstock. Etosha National Park, Namibia.




NOT A TYPO !

giroomed:  a neologistic portmanteau word meaning 'groomed like a giraffe'




 

You can view this photo from our portfolio of 'Couples' portraits in a wider context on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsensehere



April 15, 2021

APR 15, classic palindrome: 'no lemon, no melon'

 




You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.


To view lists of blog topics for any other date: scroll over to the calendar-based listings of 'Past Posts' in the righthand column on this page, and select (by clicking) the month of your choice from 2020 or 2021.


April 14, 2021

APR 14, waterfowl: feral ducks












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


April 13, 2021

APR 13, Carolina lowcountry: birding map of Mt. Pleasant SC



map; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina


waterfowl; birding; geographic distribution; species; Giorgio Coniglio



Many of the illustrated verses about these birds as observed and photographed in these locales can be reviewed on our earlier posts. 


April 12, 2021

APR 12, funny bones: distal radial fracture







 
You can view verses on this topic in a wider context by proceeding to the post 'Breaking News: FUNNY BONES' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!


April 11, 2021

APR 11, life in Palindrome Valley: 'Liar Trail' (duplicitous signpost)











You can review other illustrated verses on this topic by proceeding to the collection 'Life in Palindrome Valley' on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.



April 10, 2021

APR 10, waterfowl: wood ducks











 

male wood duck (below) swimming with male mallard (above) 


male wood duck



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


April 9, 2021

APR 9, chemical states (and provinces): eastern U.S.




 

 You can view the collection of posts on this topic with this link to our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense" -- click HERE.



April 8, 2021

APR 8, non-sequitur: epistaxis

Here's a verse that exemplifies use of the prefix EPI- ...




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.

April 7, 2021

APR 7, classic palindrome: 'lonely Tylenol'










You can review more illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 



April 6, 2021

APR 6, amphibians: Giorgio's froglegs







Be sure to check out the whole collection of 'Amphibians' by proceeding to "Edifying Nonsense." CLICK HERE ! 



April 5, 2021

APR 5, trees: Leif the Norway maple, a bilingual complaint








Trær som nabo? Nei takk! Er den skjønn? (Trees as neighbours? No thanks! Is it beautiful?)
Nei, det lønner seg ikke med lønn. (No, maples don't pay; Norwegian pun, lønn = maple and lønn = salary)
Jeg ser ikke sola (I can't see the sun; an allusion to the Norwegian version of "cannot see the forest for the trees")
For trærne fra Ola, (For the trees from Ola; Ola Nordmann is the prototypical Norwegian; hence, this thing is Norwegian)
Og plenen blir brun, ikke grønn. (And my lawn becomes brown, not green.)

The winged fruits of the tree are known as keys, but also as samaraspollynoses and even whirligigs

The second verse, in Norwegian, as well as its English translation and related notes are by GalFisk.




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'. 



Leif's daily debris