July 31, 2022

JUL 31, palinku (poetic novelty): ponderings

 

   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 ilk have continued to accumulate. You can view them all at one swoop if you  proceed with a single click to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

 links for any date: scroll over to the calendar-based listings of 'Past Posts' in the righthand column on this page, choose your month of interest, and then select (by clicking) the post of your choice.




July 30, 2022

* JUL 30, reprise: Toronto ravines -- Cedarvale

 

reprise from July 30, 2020


JUL 30, Toronto ravines: Cedarvale Ravine





 

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

July 29, 2022

JUL 29, American satire: legal precedence


LEGAL PRECEDENCE


"Wait a little" states Mitt, a bit hesitant,

"He's our White House's shittiest resident.

His sad stint may not alter

Your chances to falter;

So, don't flinch in this case without precedent." 


Dr. G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022


The 'Mitt' in the above verse is allegorical, unrelated to any real current person or senator. 


We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can find 30 more on this topic in 5 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to start!  



July 28, 2022

* JUL 28, reprise: insects -- DEET insect repellent

 

reprise from July 28, 2020


JUL 28, insects: insect repellents (DEET)

 







You can review Giorgio's other verses about pesty and occasionally beneficial insects, as  collected in 'Buzzwords: Verses about Insects' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

July 27, 2022

JUL 27, birdlore: California scrub-jays







 




You can view an encyclopedic collection of illustrated poems on this topic by proceeding to the post 'Poems about BIRDLIFE' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE


July 26, 2022

* JUL 26, reprise: magical canal palindromes -- far-flung venues


 

reprise from July 26, 2020


JUL 26, magical canal palindrome --  more far-flung venues

 




wordplay; palindrome; magical palindrome; 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.



July 25, 2022

JUL 25, non-sequitur: duckweed





Review another poem about the black-crowned night heron by clicking HERE.
 


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.

July 24, 2022

* JUL 24, reprise: Ontario nostalgia -- Toronto ravines (poem)

 

reprise from July 24, 2020


JUL 24, Ontario nostalgia: Toronto ravines (poem)










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



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

July 23, 2022

July 22, 2022

* JUL 22, reprise: patients and maladies -- Isaac's myocardial ischemia:


 reprise from July 22, 2020


JUL 22, patients and their maladies: myocardial ischemia







  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!

July 21, 2022

JUL 21, anagram swarms: bilateral North American scheme (Canada's turn)







Stay tuned, and there will be more 'fun-with-anagram' wordplay-maps  showing further variants on this theme! 

OR, if you really want to get into this form of wordplay, you could delve into a series of posts on "Edifying Nonsense", starting HERE


July 20, 2022

* JUL 20, reprise: political palindromes M

 

reprise from July 20, 2020


JUL 20, political palindromes, M





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

For FORWARD, proceed to the next set of 'POLITICAL PALINDROMES' on August 22 (2020).
For BACKWARD, return to the previous set on July 18.

OR, return to the ORIGINAL POST on this topic on June 14.


July 19, 2022

JUL 19, reptiles: broad-headed skinks, photo-collages

 








(Editor's Note: The photo-shoot took place on May 26, 2020.)


 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'. (Or, if you prefer, you can view them on Facebook in Giorgio's photo-albums).

July 18, 2022

* JUL 18, reprise, amphibians: bufotoxin


reprise from July 18, 2021



JUL18, amphibians: bufotoxin





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

 

July 17, 2022

JUL 17, waterfowl: black skimmers












You can review our entire collection of illustrated verses 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).



July 16, 2022

* JUL 16, reprise: bottom line of medical humour -- anal fissure

 


reprise from July 16, 2020:




JUL 16, bottom line of medical humor: anal fissure





You can view these informative verses in a wider context by proceeding to the collection 'The BOTTOM LINE of MEDICAL HUMOR' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!


July 15, 2022

JUL 15, American satire: 'unhinged'

 

'UNHINGED'


On Congressional hearings I've binged,

Seen enabler sworn-witnesses singed, 

And a weird piece of theatre:

'Crazies' plotted with Leader -- 

An aide texted, "The West Wing's unhinged".


Dr.G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022




We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can find 30 more on this topic in 5 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to start!  


July 14, 2022

* JUL 14, reprise: savoir-faire -- la Francophonie

 

reprise from July 14, 2020:



JUL 14, savoir-faire: la Francophonie














You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to "Vers Fran├žais: Limericks about Savoir-Faireon the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.

July 13, 2022

JUL 13, diagnostic imaging: DOGgraphy







 You can review all our verses on this intriguing topic by proceeding to a post on 'Edifying Nonsense' entitled 'Selected Topics in Diagnostic Imaging'. Click HERE!

July 12, 2022

* JUL 12, reprise: insects -- deer- and horse- flies

 

reprise from July 12, 2021:


JUL 12, insects: deer-and horse- flies










You can review Giorgio's other verses about pesty and occasionally beneficial insects, as  collected in 'Buzzwords: Verses about Insects' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

July 11, 2022

JULY 11, numbers: eleven/elf (11)






 You can review our cumulated nonsense about numbers by clicking HERE.

July 10, 2022

* JUL 10, reprise: political palindromes I

 

reprise from July 10, 2020:


JUL 10, political palindomes, I





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

For FORWARD, proceed to the next set of 'POLITICAL PALINDROMES' on July 12.
For BACKWARD, return to the previous set on July 7.

OR, return to the ORIGINAL POST on this topic.


July 9, 2022

JUL 9, doctors and their practices: lithotripsy specialist




"dais" may apparently be pronounced DYE-uhs or DAY-uhs, although the authors had been familiar with only the former pronunciation.


You can view these informative verses in a wider context by proceeding to the collection 'DOCTORS and their PRACTICES' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!

July 8, 2022

* JUL 8, reprise: bi-lyrical limericks -- Syrian refugees


reprise from July 8, 2020.


JUL 8, bi-lyrical limerick: 'Syrian refugees (Canada)'






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.) 

July 7, 2022

JUL 7, trees: crepe myrtle xxxxxxxxxxxxLil







Addendum: Fall color, mid-Atlantic seaboard
photo kindly contributed by MMH


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". 


As today is Lil's birthday, we are re-posting some old photos. She would be 106 today!








































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