January 31, 2020

JAN 31, American satire(2); the 'Mooch'










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January 30, 2020

JAN 30, Canadiana: Eastern Canadian funky towns

















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January 29, 2020

JAN 29, magical palindromes: introductory poem and examples#1 to #5


llimerick;wordplay; palindromes; magic palindromes; Giorgio Coniglio

This verse has now been approved as #110668

wordplay; palindromes; magic palindromes; 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 Nonsense" HERE; then, you could check how we applied this technique to 'canal palindromes' by viewing this more recent post.











January 27, 2020

JAN 27, insects: bumblebees

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










(Photo information: One week ago, this fellow seemed to land for a rest on the roofrack of our car, parked in our lowcountry driveway. He stayed for a while, not seeming to mind posing for photos, and then took off again. Pictures were taken with my i-phone 7 camera.)


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.




January 26, 2020

JAN 26, waterfowl: great blue herons



  






great blue heron; snowyegret;; great egret; Mt. Pleasant; South Caro.ina







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


January 25, 2020

JAN 25, fabric art: the fabric artist



the arts; textiles; limerick; Giorgio Coniglio





textile art; landscapes; South Carolina


You can find other examples of awesome illustrative fabric art on this blog in posts for the dates January 27February 20, and March 19, 2020.
You can also review these illustrated verses in "In Stitches: The Fabric Artist", as posted on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 



WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE POETRY ON THIS SITE?
POEMS: Poetry appearing on this site was written (unless otherwise indicated) by Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym), and for the most part contributed to the online humour dictionary-site...
OEDILF (Omnificent English Dictionary iLimerick Form). In its 15 years of existence, OEDILF has worked its way alphabetically from Aa- to Gr-, with the goal of accumulating a verse defining every meaning of every word in the English language. This co-operative project has  accumulated over 107,000 carefully edited limericks, with completion date estimated to be around the year 2065. In the past three years, Giorgio has contributed over 300 poems to the project; the site's accession number for the verses is indicated at the bottom of the relevant slides in our presentations.


January 24, 2020

JAN 24, wordplay maps: new world palindromes(#3,#4)

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

January 23, 2020

JAN 23, wordplay maps: sister-cities anagrams (4-6)

















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January 22, 2020

JAN 22, American satire(1): laying blame






 The author reveals that he was influenced in this formulation by TV interviews given by his niece, the clinical psychologist Mary Trump.

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January 20, 2020

JAN 21, American satire(1): nursery rhyme -- 'grating'






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JAN 20, holidays and celebrations: Robbie Burns' Day

 





The mathematical expression in the second line of the fourth verse should be read as "sine-over-cos", cos being the mathematical abbreviation for cosine. The mathematical abbreviation for tangent is tan.





January 19, 2020

JAN 19, personal and family history: relations



limerick; relationships; Giorgio Coniglio


  This nostalgic photo was taken June 13, 2004 by SJBH, who kindly provided permission for its use here.
 (The editor admits that the scansion of 'relatively' in the final line of the verse is skewed, and that the mildly cynical verse is not suited to the upbeat nature of the picture. Sometimes, the constraints of verse-writing seem to lead things off in a direction of their own. - SORRY!)


January 18, 2020

JAN 18, trees: Norway maples






 


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". 

January 17, 2020

JAN 17, wordplay maps: American Scramble-towns 1,2




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 #3







January 16, 2020

JAN 16, American satire(1): borscht






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January 15, 2020

JAN 15, a brief saga: Chemainus, British Columbia part #1
















The saga  continues ... See part #2 for the second half of this intriguing adventure. Click HERE.

 

January 14, 2020

JAN 14, American satire(1): D-O-N-A-L-D T-R-U-M-P anagrams







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January 13, 2020

JAN 13, Carolina lowcountry: oyster clusters



seafood; oyster clusters; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglio

Elegant table service at an outdoor charity event:
 Steamed oyster clusters




posted sign; Sullivan's Island; South Carolina; offshore drilling; political opposition



You can review this illustrated verse in a wider context by proceeding to 'Lowcountry Version: Walrus and Carpenter' on the full-service blog Edifying Nonsense



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January 12, 2020

JAN 12, Carolina lowcountry : Ravenel Bridge






Arthur Ravenel Bridge,
 joining Mt. Pleasant to the downtown Charleston peninsula




pizza delivery boxes in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina,
touting service to 'the Lowcountry'












January 11, 2020

JAN 11, American satire(1): impulse control





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January 10, 2020

JAN 10, American satire(1): Vladimir's hope









NEWS UPDATE !!!:  In the Senate trials of impeached American President Donald Trump, constitutional issues have taken precedence. Senators from many locales across the United States bring their specific viewpoints on the interpretation of this document to the debate. Some of these locales are shown on the map below.


wordplay; anagram










January 9, 2020

JAN 9, the Charleston garden: Loutrel Briggs, garden designer

 










gardens; docent; Giorgio Coniglio



You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Poetry Praising the Charleston Garden' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!

January 8, 2020

JAN 8: Carolina lowcountry: winter afternoon walk


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Coleman blvd; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglijo

female sago-palm displaying seed pods


night heron; Nycticorax nycticorax; Patriots Point; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglio

secretive black-crested night heron


Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglio

squirrel visiting a back-patio


white ibis; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglio; Eudocimus albus

white ibis scooping its dinner