April 30, 2022

APR 30, reprehensible modern history: Crimean War

View the entire collection of poetic assertions on this topic ( at our more encyclopedic blog 'Edifying Nonsense', by clicking HERE.

April 29, 2022

APR 29, limerick variations: verses with embedded illustrations

Authors' Note

pic: informal abbreviation for 'picture’

   The author has the experience of posting on his blogs (as here) and on his Facebook profile, hundreds of his OEDILF limericks that are initially framed as Power-Point slides with embedded pictures (fabric art, paintings including portraits, cell-phone-camera and web-photos) and computer-generated graphics. If the illustrations are abundant, additional slides may be used for elucidation, and are a good vehicle for displaying the 'Author's Notes'. Poetic submissions that seem particularly appropriate for this type of enhancement include verses about biography, wildlife, tourist locations, food, visual arts and recreational activities.
You can review our entire collection of poems on the topic of "Limerick Variations" as compiled on our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense" by clicking HERE.  

April 28, 2022

APR 28, French savoir-faire: pied-a-terre

   You can review verses on this topic in a wider context on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Check the post 'Vers Francais: Savoir-Faire' by clicking HERE

April 27, 2022

APR 27, planet-saving verse: clean coal

Authors' Note: In the polarized United States, the term denier, sometimes specified as science denier or climate-change denier, is taken to mean a person who denies either the existence or human causation of global warming.
Another discussion of clean coal can be found in an OEDILF verse by contributing editor Dr. Work:

We are led to believe that clean coal
Should be sought as a practical goal:
To store carbon dioxide
Deep under the dockside
Or pumped very deep down a hole.

You can help save the planet by viewing all our verses in this series at "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!

April 26, 2022

APR 26, mythed opportunities: Eliyahu (the prophet Elijah)

Authors' Note: 

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 (2020), video-conferencing is subject to the usual ban on the holiday use of electronics. 

You can take advantage of the whole spectrum of illustrated poems dealing with 'Mythed Opportunities' that we have collected on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!

APR 26, waterfowl: more tranquil views from Swan Lake / Iris Gardens

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cypress 'knees' abound at the edge of the swamp

black swan, approaching feeder

turtles particularly enjoy the sunny day

"take my advice"

black swan couple, female nesting

whooper swan, outstretched wings

"Y'all come back tomorrow for some more."

And, stay tuned for more reflective pictures tomorrow!

Here is a great website for concise information for identifying waterfowl, (with a British bent), including an expansive photo-gallery: 


April 25, 2022

APR 25, waterfowl: swans at Swan Lake, SC


waterfowl flotilla
Black (Australian) swans, Canada geese, et al

See the post of Feb 21, 2021 on this blog for an illustrated verse about the mute swan.

See this blogpost for Giorgio's recent poetic take on the trumpeter swan

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'. 

Editors' comment: Yes, we finally made it yesterday, to this South Carolina nature-lovers' destination! So, here are a few brief videos to highlight the visit: these feature black-necked swans (South American), a whooper swan (all white, except for yellow bill - Eurasian), and black swans (Australian) ...

More pictures from this iconic site will be available in the next few days! 

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You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to the post 'Immersible Verse: Limericks about Waterfowl' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Or, if you prefer, you can find most of this stuff in photo-albums on Giorgio's Facebook profile.

April 24, 2022

APR 24, Carolina lowcountry: beach re-engineering


links for any date: scroll over to the calendar-based listings of 'Past Posts' in the righthand column on this page, choose your year and then month of interest, and then select (by clicking) the post of your choice.

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

April 23, 2022

APR 23, binomial phrases: 'hem and haw'

Authors' Note:  The most striking binomial phrases are either alliterative (like  'hem and haw', 'kith and kin'), or rhyming (like 'hither and thither'). The astute reader might realize that 'whence, wherefore and whither' is a TRInomial phrase, a less common entity.  

 To review the poetic effusion that we have accumulated about binomial phrases, proceed to our blog "Edifying Nonsense", and check out the post  'Grandpa Greg's Grammar: Binomial Expressions'. Click HERE ! (Or, if you prefer, you could look over this stuff on Giorgio's Facebook photo-albums.) 

There is also an entire collection of lyrics to patter songs, somewhat older material, dedicated to various kinds of binomials, that provides more didactic material and an extensive series of examples, and allows you to sing these expressions for your own enjoyment, or for that of others around you. Click HERE !

chocolate matzoh pieces (B's Pesach recipe)
See you next year!

incidental photographic portrayal:

'kith and kin'

April 22, 2022

APR 22, a brief saga: Anglo-Latin (and -Greek)

  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, constituting a single submission to the online humor site 'Omnificent English Dictionary iLimerick Form'. On the OEDILF site, rigorous standards for content and format are involved in a collaborative editing process that may take several weeks to over a year. 

  Generally, OEDILF has not been enormously welcoming of multi-verse submissions, but Giorgio Coniglio has persisted, and the OEDILF number for each accepted multiverse poem is shown here on the slide with its first verse. 

 To access next month's 'brief saga', proceed to 'echoic binomials (Eco-pairs)'
To review the most recent month's 'brief saga', back up to 'bequest'.    

links for any date (January 2020 - April 2022): scroll over to the calendar-based listings of 'Past Posts' in the righthand column on this page, choose your month of interest, and then select (by clicking) the post of your choice. 

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gift bags of chocolate matzot

April 21, 2022

APR 21, patients and maladies: Jack Sprat and his bypass grafts

Authors' NoteStatins are drugs in frequent use for patients with arterial disease that reduce the body's manufacture of cholesterol. A small proportion of patients are intolerant of this class of oral medication, most commonly due to muscle cramps.

The most common site of symptomatic arterial blockage is the coronary arteries, which provide nutrient blood flow to the heart muscle. Surgical bypass grafting of multiple sites of obstruction is a common treatment for this disease. Following such surgery, patients such as Jack need to remain attentive to risk factors including dietary fats.

 You can view these verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Nurse-Verse: Patients and their Maladies' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!

April 20, 2022

APR 20, organic brain poetry: cerebral metastases


You can view and review all our verses on the topic of 'Organic Brain Poetry' by following this link to the encyclopedic collection on "Edifying Nonsense."

April 19, 2022

APR 19, American satire (prolongation): Deceit, social

We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can find 40 more on this topic in 6 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to start! 

April 18, 2022

APR 18, excursions: further afield in South Carolina


Greenville: Falls Park, and the Liberty Bridge over the Reedy

Belltower at Furman University, Paris Mountain in the background



forests of cypress knees

unusually large temperature discrepancy

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April 17, 2022

APR 17, culinary verse: boiled peanuts (goober peas)

Enjoy viewing Johnny Cash and Burl Ives singing 'Goober Peas' on YouTube by clicking HERE

on-line photo: a nearby establishment in the Carolina lowcountry

Find the collection of illustrated poems dealing with these issues on the post 'Culinary Verse' on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!