February 29, 2020

FEB 29, Carolina lowcountry: unusual wildlife


a dock-coyote


ecology; plastic pollution; Mt Pleasant;South Carolina;  Giorgio Coniglio
Pete the Plastic Pelican
garden decor; plastic; kitsch; South Carolina
lawn unicorn, Mt. Pleasant, SC



a flock of flamingos







February 28, 2020

FEB 28, American satire(2): Disingenuous Don





Author's Note: Rex Tillerson, formerly a petroleum-industry executive, served for just over a year as Secretary of State under the contentious 45th president. Tillerson disagreed with his chief on a number of issues, the press reporting that Tillerson had referred to his boss as a "moron". Although this report was denied, Tillerson was publicly challenged by his leader to an IQ contest, and then was summarily fired in March 2018.


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!  




February 27, 2020

FEB 27, trees: sabal palmetto A/B














trees; sabal palmetto; swamp cabbage; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina


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". 


February 26, 2020

FEB 26, the Charleston garden: garden-tour docent

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!



February 25, 2020

FEB 25, American satire(2): 'covfefe'







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! 

February 24, 2020

FEB 24, canal verses: the Paris canal - St-Martin











This submission has obtained final editorial approval at OEDILF.com (2021), and is now designated as #111584. 









February 23, 2020

FEB 23, insects: fire ants








Even in the winter, they can be activated.
Watch out!




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.







February 22, 2020

Feb 22, bottom line of medical humor: gastro-intestinal pact




 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!

February 21, 2020

FEB 21, American satire(2): revision of NAFTA





Author's Note: NAFTA is the acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact formed by the U.S., Canada and Mexico in 1994. The trilateral pact has been the target of invective, and the subject of renegotiations by the Republican administration in 2017 to 2019.


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February 20, 2020

FEB 20, fabric art: abstract





You can find other examples of awesome illustrative fabric art on this blog in posts for the dates January 25January 27 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'. 




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February 19, 2020

FEB 19, waterfowl: Canada geese











occasional aggressive stance adopted by a Canada goose,
as suggested here 


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






February 18, 2020

FEB 18, pathos and poetry (gun control verse): second amendment rights

 




We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can review our entire poetic outpouring on the important topic of gun control by proceeding to a post on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'; click HERE.



Also, you can find 30 more verses on the topic 'American Satire" in 5 collections on  'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to start! 



February 17, 2020

FEB 17, curtained verse: octogenarian

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





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'.

February 16, 2020

FEB 16, 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.

February 15, 2020

FEB 15, wordplay maps: new world palindromes (#7,#8)

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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

February 14, 2020

FEB 14, holidays and celebrations: Valentine's Day

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"The Kiss" by Auguste Rodin, marble, 1882
(photo by G.C. at Rodin Museum, Paris, 2019)











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February 13, 2020

FEB 13, classic palindrome: 'never odd or even'








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'. 





February 12, 2020

FEB 12, magical palindromes: examples #6 to #10




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.

February 11, 2020

FEB 11, garden intruders: common (eastern) moles


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










Readers, you are fortunate to have available all our poetic comments on creatures (animal and vegetable), devoted to subverting your gardening plans. To view this collection on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense", click HERE!






February 10, 2020

FEB 10, poets' corner: the depressed poet





You can find lots of other verses on this blog under the listing "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 those and others, type the phrase Poets Corner into the searchline on this blogpost (at the top of the righthand navigation column). 

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February 9, 2020

FEB 9, anagram swarm: tribute to a Senator



Picking up on last week's news, here is our tribute to an individual, Senator Mitt Romney, who decided to voice his opinion, even if that would result in invective and scorn being heaped on him by those who hoped to pressure him to toe the 'party-line'.


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wordplay maps; anagrams; American politics; Mitt Romney; political parties; postal abbreviations





February 8, 2020

FEB 8, wordplay maps: new world palindromes (#5,#6)










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


February 7, 2020

FEB 7, a brief saga: Chemainus, British Columbia part #2

Continuing from part #1 (the first three stanzas of this six-verse poem) ...
Click HERE to see part #1.







Authors' Note:   For ecological reasons, the mining of uranium has been banned in British Columbia for several decades. Uranium has been extensively extracted from pitchblende ore at sites elsewhere in Canada, and is present in the reduced or 'uranous' chemical state.
   In the late 1890s, copper, gold and silver were discovered at Mt. Sicker on Vancouver Island. A gold-rush ensued, and mines were operated profitably in the area until 1909.   
   Today, the town of Chemainus (sheh-MAYN-uhs) is best known for its extensive exterior wall-murals which depict the history of its once-thriving resource extraction industries.
   The Dominion Astrophysical Laboratory, site of many important discoveries about the Milky Way, is located 70 km south, in Saanich BC.


 For the purpose of this blog, a 'brief saga' is defined as a poem, usually narrative, but occasionally expository, that tell its story in at least 15 lines. Most commonly, the format involves three stanzas in limerick form. Your blogging team has been presenting these concoctions at the rate of one per month, mixed in with the shorter poems, wordplay and other  and other general offerings.    
To access the next 'brief saga' on this blog, proceed to 'Walrus and Carpenter (Carolina lowcountry version)' .

 

February 6, 2020

FEB 6, Carolina lowcountry: Shipping News



News simulation; cargo ships; Sullivan's Island; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglio



And a more current news story (see yesterday's blogpost)...

                
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American politics; impeachment; Charleston SC Post and Courier;