May 31, 2020

MAY 31, curtained verse: gull and buoy

 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'.




May 30, 2020

MAY 30, 2020: exotic destination: Cappadocia (troglodytes)





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Other verses about 'Exotic Travel Destinations' can be found on our blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE.


 

May 29, 2020

MAY 29, etymology: 'havoc'/'haven'











For fans of etymology, we have three blogposts with collections of verses about word-origins such as the one above on our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". You can start to review some of this intriguing material by clicking HERE, and then following the links!




May 28, 2020

MAY 28, a brief saga: fluoridation















  You can review the collection of illustrated verses on other dental topics by proceeding to the post 'Dental Feelings' on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.


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 usual shorter poems, wordplay and  other general offerings. 
   
To access the next 'brief saga' on this blog, proceed to 'Life as a Loon'.
To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'Claire's celerity'.  
 


May 27, 2020

MAY 27, classic palindrome: Mr. Owl

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















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'. 



May 26, 2020

MAY 26, Ontario nostalgia: Canada's Trent-Severn canal

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


limerick; boating; tourism; canal; Ontario; Trent-Severn; Giorgio Coniglio


boating; tourism; canal; Ontario; Trent-Severn; Giorgio Coniglio


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







May 25, 2020

MAY 25, birdlore: cedar waxwings









 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


May 24, 2020

MAY 24, anagram swarm: A-VERY-STABLE-GENIUS, #7





Bonus wordplay concoction:



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



May 23, 2020

MAY 23, wordplay maps: new world palindrome (#21,#22)


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

TO ENLARGE any slide or stand-alone photo on this blog, just click on it. To reverse the process, and return to this standard view, find the little 'x' in the upper right corner of the black field and click there.









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

May 21, 2020

MAY 21, geysers: geyser guru









 You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Poetry that Spurts: Verses about Geysers' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense".


May 20, 2020

MAY 20, pandemic poetry: 'two contagiously funny verses'







Thanks to M.A. of Indiana for the idea for the second verse. 


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


May 19, 2020

MAY 19, wordplay maps: new world palindromes (#19,#20)

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










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


May 18, 2020

MAY 18, mammalian wildlife: raccoons in the swamp










 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 !


May 17, 2020

MAY 17, political palindromes, A




 

 These palindromes were selected to display the simplest type of palindrome construction. A word such as 'debut', that creates an alternate English word when the letters are read in reverse order, is sometimes waggishly referred to as a 'SEMORDNILAP'. In any case, full speed ahead (ignore the punctuation)!

  For more complex types of palindromes, further head-scratching may be needed to understand the basis of construction. Please see the selected examples that will be displayed on the post of June 14; click HERE.


May 16, 2020

MAY 16, garden intruders: stinkhorn fungus













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


You can also review illustrated verses about orderly garden inhabitants by proceeding to 'Poetry Praising the Charleston Garden' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!




May 15, 2020

MAY 15, Carolina lowcountry: a quiet day's photocollage.









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May 14, 2020

MAY 14, anagram swarm: A-VERY-STABLE-GENIUS, #6











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





May 13, 2020

May 12, 2020

MAY 12, patients and maladies: flu-like illness







 Be sure to check out the whole collection of verses on 'Patients and their Maladies" by proceeding to our full-service blog ,"Edifying Nonsense." CLICK HERE !

May 11, 2020

MAY 11, non-sequitur: gifted children




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.
 

 

May 10, 2020

MAY 10, pandemic poetry: preventive cocktails

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


  

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



May 9, 2020

MAY 9, wordplay maps: American Scramble-towns 5,6


Same old message ...
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 #7
Back to U.S.A. map #4
Let's skip all this stuff and get on to the Canadian version, eh? (stay tuned!)




May 8, 2020

MAY 8, trees: silver maple

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










silver maple in Toronto park;
large broken-off limb



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".