November 26, 2022

* NOV 26, portraits of couples -- turkeys

 


reprise from November 26, 2020

NOV 26, portraits of couples: turkeys, domestic and wild



HAPPY AMERICAN THANKSGIVING TO ALL !!!




Enjoy an illustrated poem about domestic turkeys by clicking HERE.







 You can view these samples from our portfolio of 'Couples' portraits in a wider context on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

November 25, 2022

NOV 25, pluralia tantum: high hopes

 




Grandpa Greg asked us to pass on this message: "You can view the entire collection of verses about 'pluralia tantum' by clicking HERE."

November 24, 2022

* NOV 24, invertebrates -- chelipods

 

 reprise from November 24, 2020


NOV 24, spineless verse (invertebrates): chelipods

 









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.  

November 23, 2022

NOV 23, organic brain poetry: cerebral metastases

 

CEREBRAL METASTASES


Recent grandiose thoughts you have had —

You're the Hulk, Gandhi or George Bush (dad);

'Then a seizure grand mal;

Cause: diffuse lesions small — *

That's cerebral metastases — Bad!
*(High-dose steroids and rads,
Bring some respite, still sad).

November 22, 2022

* NOV 22, non-sequitur -- visual cortex

 

reprise from November 22, 2020


NOV 22, non-sequitur: visual cortex







 

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.


November 21, 2022

NOV 21, American satire: legal precedence

LEGAL PRECEDENCE


"Wait a little" asks 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." 

 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!  



November 20, 2022

*NOV 20, A-Very-Stable-Genius anagrams --- 'Never Concede'

 

reprise from November 20, 2020


NOV 20, anagram swarm: A-VERY-STABLE-GENIUS -- 'Never Concede!'






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.

November 19, 2022

NOV 19, American satire: "Caine Mutiny"

 

Updated "CAINE MUTINY"


His biz, based on falsehoods and lootiny,

His modus and mind needed scrutiny. 

Yet his climb didn't stop,

'Til he grabbed for the top.

An old plot: Captain Queeg and "Caine Mutiny". 


Giorgio Coniglio, 2022







https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Caine_Mutiny_(film)





November 18, 2022

* NOV 18, portraits of couples -- broad-headed skinks, llamas



reprise from November 18, 2020


NOV 18, portraits of couples: broad-headed skinks, llamas




 

Enjoy an illustrated poem about the broad-headed skink, Plestiodon laticeps by clicking HERE.




You can view these samples from our portfolio of 'Couples' portraits in a wider context on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

November 17, 2022

November 16, 2022

* NOV 16, sleek Greek prefixes - DIA- or DI-

 

November 16, 2020


NOV 16, sleek Greek prefixes: DIA- (and DI-)





 Clicking HERE will introduce you to our entire collection of verses about the Greek prefixes!

November 15, 2022

NOV 15, poets' corner: wit's end

 

WITZ' END

I'm upset, at the end of my wits,

'Cause my blogposts no longer get hits. 

Fans and fam liked my stuff,

But they've now had enough.

My new role? A sole twit -- that shoe fits.


Dr.G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022


You can find lots of other verses on this blog under the rubric "Poets' Corner".  Most of them are in limerick format, and have been subjected to the editing process at OEDILF, the Online English Dictionary in Limerick Form. To access the others, type the phrase Poets Corner into the searchline on this blogpost (at the top of the righthand navigation column).

If you prefer, you could view most of this topically arranged material onFacebook, in Giorgio's photo-albums. (About 20% of those offerings consist of political satire or adult limericks, and you will have to be a 'friend' of Giorgio's to view that stuff.)





November 14, 2022

* NOV 14, pandemic poetry -- social distancing


reprise from November 14, 2020


NOV 14, pandemic poetry: social distancing






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



November 12, 2022

* NOV 12, Toronto ravines-- art installations #1`


reprise from November 12, 2020

NOV 12, Toronto ravines: art installations #1




 

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

November 11, 2022

NOV 11, death and the afterlife: Will's last testament








 You can review more poems about 'Death and the Afterlife' in context ('death and the afterlife') on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!




November 10, 2022

* NOV 10, bi-lyrical verse -- 'a poet and his bros'


reprise from November 10, 2020


NOV 10, bi-lyrical limerick: 'a poet and his bros'






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.)



November 9, 2022

NOV 9, patients and their maladies: the hemorrhoid

  

The HEMORRHOID


It's not gender-specific, the hemorrhoid --

Bothers her, victim's him; it's a them-orrhoid. 

'Cures' don't work (You'll be struck)

Now you've got it, you're stuck

'Til forever. It's not a pro-temorrhoid.


Dr.G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022


November 8, 2022

* NOV 8, Ontario nostalgia -- fallen leaves


reprise from November 8, 2020


NOV 8, Ontario nostalgia: fallen leaves




 


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 




November 7, 2022

NOV 7, inspired by Ogden Nash: a sloth in a slough

a morbid version of the iconic verse, "The Flea and the Fly" ...



 


November 6, 2022

* NOV 6, r-i-c- anagrams: wordplay maps #7 and #8


reprise from November 6, 2020


NOV 6, wordplay map: r-i-c anagrams #7+#8




 


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.

ship on the beach, Sullivan's Island


 

November 5, 2022

NOV 5, poets' corner: satirical doggerel




 

You can find lots of other verses on this blog under the rubric "Poets' Corner".  Most of them are in limerick format, and have been subjected to the editing process at OEDILF, the Online English Dictionary in Limerick Form. To access the others, type the phrase Poets Corner into the searchline on this blogpost (at the top of the righthand navigation column).

If you prefer, you could view most of this topically arranged material on Facebook, in Giorgio's photo-albums. (About 20% of those offerings consist of political satire or adult limericks, and you will have to be a 'friend' of Giorgio's to view that stuff.)






November 4, 2022

* NOV 4, portraits of couples -- mallard and wood ducks


reprise from November 4, 2020


NOV 4, portraits of couples: mallards and wood ducks



Enjoy an illustrated poem about mallard ducks by clicking HERE.




Enjoy an illustrated poem about wood ducks by clicking HERE.

 

You can view these sample photos from our portfolio of 'Couples' portraits in a wider context on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE

 

November 3, 2022

* NOV 3, American satire: conspiracy theories


reprise from November 3, 2020

NOV 3, American satire(3): conspiracy theories





 


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!

In a different universe...





 

November 2, 2022

* NOV 2, magical palindromes --- more from Paris

 


reprise from November 2, 2020


NOV 2, magical palindromes: more from Paris

 




You can become an expert fan of our wordplay concoction 'magical palindromes' by reviewing the explanatory material found  on our full-service blog "Edifying NonsenseHERE.

November 1, 2022

NOV 1, palinku (poetic novelty): conformity and timidity


  In this post, we will 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. 

 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'); click HERE







(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.

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

















October 31, 2022

* OCT 31, gruesome verse -- by halves (autophagia)

 

reprise from October 31, 2020


OCT 31, gruesome verse: by halves (autophagia)

Happy Hallowe'en!





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

And, HERE's a less gruesome verse about autophagia, explaining the use of the term in modern biology (link available after August 18).


October 30, 2022

OCT 30, death and the afterlife: ghostbusting equipment





  You can review more poems about 'Death and the Afterlife' in context ('death and the afterlife') on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!

October 29, 2022

* OCT 29, gruesome verse -- scary upshot

 

reprise from October 29, 2020

OCT 29, gruesome verse: scary upshot

Hallowe'en is approaching!



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