May 31, 2022
May 30, 2022
May 29, 2022
May 28, 2022
|a midland painted turtle|
May 27, 2022
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 25, 2022
the red-winged blackbirds are back, too !
May 24, 2022
(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
CHANGE IN LATITUDE
I approve of this move — my great gratitude!
You have shrewdly construed — it's a platitude.
I have brooded and stewed;
My disconsolate mood
Could improve with renewal of latitude.
(I'll allude to J.B.'s "change of attitude".)
Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022
With holiday season travel plans, and snowbirds' escapes to more appealing climes disrupted by the severe December weather in the winter of 2022, J.B.'s advice has more relevance. And the authors express gratitude to their female partner who has made arrangements for the appropriate seasonal migration.
May 22, 2022
May 21, 2022
great egret at a pond in a nearby luxury condo.
Watch your step!
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'
pelican swimming fantasia
wood stork and Canada goose
a white ibis sits for a portrait
May 20, 2022
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.
May 19, 2022
May 18, 2022
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 !