October 31, 2021

OCT 31, three gruesome verses for Halloween


















 
Check out the whole collection in a post called "Gruesome Verse" on our blog "Edifying Nonsense" HERE.


October 30, 2021

OCT 30, Carolina lowcountry: wildlife revisited#2




little blue heron




Atlantic ghost crab




brown pelican, artistic rendering




cormorants and dolphin



roseate spoonbills, Deweese Island



sanderling




willet



yellow-crowned night heron

 

busy sanderlings, Sullivan's island





October 29, 2021

OCT 29, waterfowl: hooded merganser






















You can review illustrated verses on such bird-brained topics in a wider context by proceeding to 'Immersible Verse: Limericks about Waterfowl' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. (Or, if you prefer, you can view them on Facebook in Giorgio's photo-albums).





October 28, 2021

OCT 28, Carolina lowcountry: wildlife revisited#1



black-crowned night heron


 


mud crab





brown pelican





downy woodpecker




great egret




great egret at Shem Creek boardwalk 










October 27, 2021

OCT 27, palinku (poetic novelty): ethics






(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.)



October 26, 2021

OCT 26, wordplay maps: Scramble-towns of eastern Canada, #11 and #12

Who would ever have guessed? It turns out that an unparalleled word in generating anagrams, i.e. 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 to other nonsense in this series: 


Forward to the next Canadian map, eh?
Back to the previous Canadian map, eh?
Default to U.S.A. map #21 (final American version)


 LINKS to other nonsense in this series: 

Forward to the next Canadian map, eh?
Back to the previous Canadian map, eh?
Default to U.S.A. map #21 (final American version).


October 25, 2021

OCT 25, gruesome verse: untimely demise

Hallowe'en is approaching!



Check out the whole collection called "Gruesome Verse" on our blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE.



October 24, 2021

OCT 24, binomial phrases: 'a hug and a kiss'






 To review the poetic effusion that we have accumulated about binomial phrases, proceed to our blog "Edifying Nonsense", and review the post  'Grandpa Greg's Grammar: Binomial Expressions'. Click HERE ! (Or, if you prefer, you could look over this stuff on Giorgio's Facebook photo-albums.) 

There is also an entire collection of lyrics to patter songs, somewhat older material, dedicated to various kinds of binomials, that provides more didactic material and an extensive series of examples, and allows you to sing these expressions for your own enjoyment, or for that of others around you. Click HERE !



October 23, 2021

OCT 23, gruesome verse: cimetière

Hallowe'en is creeping up on us!

The accompanying photo was taken at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France, 2019. 

Check out the whole collection called "Gruesome Verse" on our blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE.


October 22, 2021

OCT 22, bar-fauna: ark's bar (on board with Noah)







 If you liked this submission, you might want to refer to our entire collection of verses about human and animal denizens of bars, pubs and other watering-holes. Click HERE.


Followup illustration:

"Two by Two", Alice Anthony
Quilt exhibited at 
N.Charleston Convention Center, March 2022.
 



October 20, 2021

OCT 20, palinku (poetic novelty): evil


   In this post, we continue with 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. 





(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.)



October 19, 2021

OCT 19, gruesome verse: dispatch


 

Check out the whole collection called "Gruesome Verse" on our blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE.


October 18, 2021

OCT 18, humorists' scurrilous talk: 'the cock'

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!


October 17, 2021

OCT 17, variant Nanaimo limerick: moeurs of Nantucket




 



You can review our entire collection of spoof verses based on the iconic Nantucket limericks on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense' by clicking HERE.



October 16, 2021

OCT 16, wordplay maps: Scramble-towns of eastern Canada, #9 and #10

Who would ever have guessed? It turns out that an unparalleled word in generating anagrams, i.e. 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 to other nonsense in this series: 

Forward to the next Canadian map, eh?
Back to the previous Canadian map, eh?
Default to U.S.A. map #21 (final American version)











October 14, 2021

OCT 14, funny bones: olecranon (elbow) 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!



October 13, 2021

OCT 13, mammalian wildlife: bats, idioms





 

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 !

October 12, 2021

OCT 12, patients and maladies: benign tumors, a guidebook









 You can view these verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Nurse-Verse: Patients and their Maladies' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!