May 31, 2022

MAY 31, domestic hazards: fatbergs










 You can view an extensive collection of illustrated poems on this topic by proceeding to the post 'DOMESTIC HAZARDS' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.



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.

May 30, 2022

MAY 30, poetic Panama palindrome parody: a girl ... Riga'










You can review the whole collection of our illustrated verses on this topic  by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Panama palindrome parodies' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.

And, if you are interested in seeing innumerable examples of spoofy palindrome variants on wordplay maps, you could embark on a journey through a collection of  blogposts entitled 'Tourists' Palindromic Guides: The Americas, #1 -#4'. All that's needed is to click on the link.






May 29, 2022

MAY 29, Ontario nostalgia: commuting by rail












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

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May 28, 2022

MAY 28, Toronto excursion: 'Brickworks', dusk approaching






 

The great blue heron has been featured in posts on this blog HERE, HERE, and HERE.




The ponds are filled with yummy koi.






a midland painted turtle


Check our post about the painted turtle (southern subspecies) HERE







The black-crowned night heron has been featured in other posts on this blog. Click HERE

See other views of Toronto's Brickworks HERE.



May 27, 2022

MAY 27, death and the afterlife: 'Infernal'










 You can review more poems about 'Death and the Afterlife' in context on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE!

links for any date: 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.

May 26, 2022

MAY 26, reptiles: fence lizards









 You can review photos and illustrated herpetologic verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Verses about Reptiles (don't worry! no snakes)' on the full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense".


May 25, 2022

MAY 25, back in Toronto: views in the neighborhood




the red-winged blackbirds are back, too !




 





Cabbagetown horsechestnut in bloom




at Riverdale Farm


deer in the nearby Don River valley



bunny !!!


May 24, 2022

MAY 24, palinku (poetic novelty): three verses about 'denial'













(Ed. note:) Verses of this type have continued to proliferate. You can view them all at one swoop if you proceed with a single click to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.


May 23, 2022

MAY 23, non-sequitur: hamuli (little hooks)






 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 22, 2022

MAY 22, Toronto: welcome back!




 
Learn more about trumpeter swans HERE !

May 21, 2022

MAY 21, Carolina lowcountry: farewell, wildlife!

'Til next year, IAC!


Readers' advisory: You can expand any photo on this blogpost, or any other, by clicking on the photo (those embedded in slides are an exception.) 





great egret at a pond in a nearby luxury condo.
Watch your step!



unabashed swimmer in a gatory pond



another suburban pond, close by






a green (Carolina) anole, on patrol




Carolina anole at leisure,
 sunning on our front-yard sago palm



a handsome southern toad,
occasional visitor to our backyard



brown pelicans strolling
 after dinner at the neighborhood 'pelicatessen'
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paper-wasp mother building her nest




And, here's a verse about another domesticated great egret ...




pelican swimming fantasia




wood stork and Canada goose



a white ibis sits for a portrait




May 20, 2022

MAY 20, palinku (poetic novelty): Dennis's ongoing sin

  In this post, we continue with a novel form of poetic wordplay. Inspired by Japanese haiku poetry, the new format is used for a terse verse with a total of 17 syllables displayed on three lines. Unlike its classic Japanese analogue, this concoction does not mandate the precise distribution of the syllables among the three lines, but does stipulate that each word in the poem be included in a palindromic phrase or sentence in English (i.e. one that can be read either forwards or backwards). 

  To help the reader discern the origin of the lyrics, each palindrome (generally occupying one of the three lines of the poem) has been color-coded. 





The continually widening circle of Dennis's sins is indicated by the following recently discovered palindromes ...

Dennis and Ed, Nadine, Enid and Edna sinned. 
Dennis and Ed, Nadine, Eve, Enid and Edna sinned.
Dennis and Ed, Nadine, Eva, Dave, Enid and Edna sinned.
Dennis and Ed, Nadine, Eva, Dana, Ana, Dave, Enid and Edna sinned.

Also, you might want to check an earlier posting on this site for a somewhat different take on Dennis's entourage.

(Ed. note:) Poetry in the palinku format has continued to accumulate. You can view all the poems at one swoop if you proceed with a single click to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

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May 19, 2022

MAY 19, doctors and their practices: ex-hospital chief





You can view these informative verses in a wider context by proceeding to the collection 'DOCTORS and their PRACTICES' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!
 

links for any date: scroll over to the calendar-based listings of 'Past Posts' in the righthand column on this page, choose your year then month of interest, and then select (by clicking) the specific post of your choice. At any point, you can move forwards or backwards by clicking the icons for 'Older Post' or 'Newer Post' at the bottom of the day's stuff. 

May 18, 2022

MAY 18, a brief saga: echoic binomials (Eco-pairs)















 To review the poetic effusion that we have accumulated about binomial phrases, proceed to our blog "Edifying Nonsense", and enjoy 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 !


 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. We have been publishing these poetic adventures here monthly.

To access the next 'brief saga', proceed to 'anagram swarms'
To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'Anglo-Latin and -Greek'