April 30, 2020

APR 30, exotic destination: Nome, Alaska







 

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

April 29, 2020

APR 29, a brief saga: 'Claire's celerity'

 











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  shorter poems, wordplay and other  and other general offerings.    
To access the next 'brief saga' on this blog (May 2020), proceed to 'fluoridation'.
To access the most recent previous 'brief saga' (March 2020), back up to 'Walrus and Carpenter (Carolina lowcountry version)'.  
 

April 28, 2020

APR 28, insects: mosquitoes




 

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.

April 27, 2020

APR 27, bi-lyrical limerick: dual-rhyme schemes








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.) 

April 26, 2020

APR 26, trees: arboretum

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

limerick; trees; arboretum; Joyce kilmer; poetry; Giorgio Coniglio



trees; silver maples; reforestation; ecology; Canada; Giorgio Coniglio
The author revels in a small reforestation project,
 Port Bruce, Ontario, 2000.



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". 

April 25, 2020

APR 25, Carolina lowcountry: further spring excursions

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


mallard duck; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolinba; Giorgio Coniglio

mallard drake
Middleton Place; Charleston; South Carolina

mute swan, Middleton Place



green anole; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglio

a green anole;
one of E.T.'s relations?
Spanish moss; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglio

cycling under Spanish moss




















woodstork near TV2 pond



April 24, 2020

APR 24, scopes of medicine: endoscopic spectrum








You can view a collection of verses on this topic  by proceeding to 'Inner Enlightenment: The Scopes of Modern Medicine' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE !



As now found on Giorgio's Facebook photo Albums:

April 23, 2020

APR 23, great gift: forced bulbs

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

limerick; houseplants; flowering; jonquil; tulip; Giorgio Coniglio



April 22, 2020

APR 22, wordplay maps, new world palindromes (#15,#16)

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



April 21, 2020

APR 21, mammalian wildlife: star-nosed mole









 You can find a song about the star-nosed mole on our blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to access it! 
You can also 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 !

April 20, 2020

APR 20, boating: kayaking at Shem Creek





notes about kayak excursions; dolphin; waterfowl; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglio



kayak; sit-on; fishing trawler; Giorgio Coniglio

Start of the 'maiden voyage', 2015
(archival photo per RCH)



















SONG-LYRICS: You may not be surprised that we have a parody song entitled "My Blue Sit-On" that you can enjoy by proceeding here to "Edifying Nonsense".

April 19, 2020

APR 19, curtained verse: business agenda


limerick; adult; underage; wordplay; alliteration; Giorgio Coniglio


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'.



April 18, 2020

APR 18, magical canal palindromes: 'A man, a plan, ... Paris'







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.


April 17, 2020

APR 17, wordplay maps: American Scramble-towns #4

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#5
Back to U.S.A. map #3
Let's skip all this stuff and get on to the Canadian version, eh? (stay tuned!)













April 16, 2020

APR 16, classic palindrome: 'Do geese see God?'












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'. 

April 15, 2020

APR 15, the Charleston garden: Japanese yew

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

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limerick; garden; yews; Taxus; Podocarpus; South Carolina; Ontario; Giorgio Coniglio


garden; shrub; Taxus spp.; Podocarpus spp.; 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!



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April 14, 2020

APR 14, anagram swarm: A-VERY-STABLE-GENIUS, #4/#5












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


April 13, 2020

APR 13, bottom line of medical humor: proctologists





 

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!


April 12, 2020

APR 12, patients and maladies: the common cold






 
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 !

April 11, 2020

APR 11, waterfowl: snowy egrets











snowy egret; Mt. Pleasant; South Carolina; Giorgio Coniglio




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'. 


April 10, 2020

APR 10, wordplay maps: new world palindromes(#13,#14)












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

April 9, 2020

APR 9, poets' corner: lengthy limericks - the 6th line



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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).


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.