April 3, 2021

APR 3, pandemic poetry, D.Y.O.D.

 Reprise of a verse originally posted here on April 13, 2020






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

April 2, 2021

April 1, 2021

APR 1, pandemic poetry, Eliyahu at the virtual Seder

1) Keep more to yourself for a while, wash your hands frequently, remember to laugh on occasion, and stay well!
2) Chag sameach (Gud Yontov)!





 Eliyahu HaNavi -- ay-lee-YA-hoo ha-na-VEE-- (Elijah the Prophet) plays an important role in the traditional Passover Seder service. At the end of the multi-course dinner for family and friends, the fifth glass of wine is poured, but reserved for the prophet. The door of the home is then opened briefly, recitations from the Old Testament chanted, and the Prophet (who, some day, will announce the arrival of the Jewish Messiah) enters and may sip from the wineglass; children watch to see if the level in the glass really does go down. The distinguished visitor is not offered a dessert or any other food, and the door is not opened to let him out again, as I recall, but attention turns from the arrival of Eliyahu to the completion of the service, and finally the group singing of traditional songs.

  Note that Eliyahu may come by his reticence to use modern technology for good reason. Last week, Israel's chief rabbis decided that even in this plague-ridden year, video-conferencing is subject to the usual ban on the holiday use of electronics. 

 The author has a limited hands-on experience with video-conferencing. As recently as yesterday, I was trying to participate in a virtual music jam, with a group of old f..ts that formerly met at the local Seniors' Center. Zoom works well on my miniscreen cellphone, but on my relatively new computer, with much larger screen, the audiofeed is resistant to turning on. Perhaps Eliyahu HaNavi has similar technical challenges!  


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


Bonus wordplay ('magical' palindrome):


List of slides: Eliyahu, pandemic verse and notes + magicpalE.Berlin

March 30, 2021

MAR 30, classic palindrome, 'a Toyota's a Toyota'



 

This brief poetic musing was originally published here on April 22, 2020.


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'. 

March 29, 2021

MAR 29, reprise: magical palindromes

 Reprise, originally posted February 12, 2020.

llimerick;wordplay; palindromes; magic palindromes; Giorgio Coniglio


wordplay; palindromes; magic palindromes; Giorgio Coniglio



You can become an expert fan of our wordplay concoction 'magical palindromes' by reviewing the explanatory material found here; then, you could check how we applied this technique to 'canal palindromes' by viewing this more recent post.

March 28, 2021

MAR 28, classic palindrome, 'able ere Elba '







 

This brief poetic musing was originally published here May 24, 2020.


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'.