August 31, 2022

* AUG 31, wordplay maps -- new world palindromes #35,#36

 

reprise from August 31, 2020


AUG 31, wordplay maps: new world palindromes(#35,#36)









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


August 30, 2022

AUG 30, waterfowl: flightless seabirds






 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'. 



August 29, 2022

* AUG 29, magical canal palindromes -- racy, carnal, Panama


reprise from August 29, 2020


AUG 29, magical palindromes: 'A man, a plan (racy, carnal) -- 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.

 

August 28, 2022

AUG 28, planet-saving verse: summer air quality





 

Editors' Note:
Although meat-eating is a practice that I personally have avoided for almost 20 years, I do accept that most people around us continue to indulge in this ancient tradition, appropriate to when the planet and our species were younger. I would not make you happy if I continued on a rant (kvetch = complaint) about this issue; I prefer to remain silent, and live and let live. Inhabiting a downtown neighborhood with very small urban lots has its limitations, and the smells and smoke of dinner being barbecued by my neighbours almost every summer evening is one of them. 
By the way, my partner and I continue to eat seafood and fish on occasion to ensure adequate protein intake, but one person in our immediate family is a true vegetarian (but not vegan). As you know, the terms to describe these eating patterns are complex and even misleading, but all non-meat-eaters would prefer that others keep their steak-smoke to themselves.    


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




August 27, 2022

* AUG 27, classic palindrome -- Zeus sees Suez

 

reprise from August 27, 2020


AUG 27, classic palindromes: Zeus sees Suez

 







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'.


Related photo (2022): 

an intrepid adventurer prepares his bicycle-packs for an arduous journey along the Erie Canal.




August 26, 2022

AUG 26, waterfowl: feral ducks












 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'. 


August 25, 2022

* AUG 25, sleek Greek prefixes --- APO-

 

reprise from August 25, 2020


AUG 25, sleek Greek prefixes: APO-







Clicking HERE will introduce you to our entire collection of verses about the Greek prefixes!

August 24, 2022

AUG 24, patients and maladies: intermittent claudication







  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!

August 23, 2022

* AUG 23, scopes of medicine -- various authors

 

reprise from August 23, 2020



AUG 23, scopes of medicine: endoscopic collage (various authors)






Giorgio Coniglio's spoofs can be found on Facebook in his Photo Albums! 



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 !

Giorgio Coniglio's spoofs can be found on Facebook in his Photo Albums! 





August 22, 2022

AUG 22, funny bones: olecranon (elbow) fracture

Happy Birthday, MMH!!





 You can view more than a dozen other verses on this topic in a wider context by proceeding to the post 'Breaking News: FUNNY BONES' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!
(Or, if you prefer, you can find most of our blatherings on Facebook in Giorgio's photo albums.)



August 21, 2022

* AUG 21, pandemic verse -- love in the time of COVID, C

 

reprise from August 21, 2020


AUG 21, pandemic poetry: 'love in the time of COVID' -- C, finale






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

August 20, 2022

AUG 20, Toronto oases (cultural): Harbourfront Centre
















spectators watch the National Ballet Company of Canada,
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto,
August 2022



August 19, 2022

* AUG 19, bottom line of medical humour -- Beano


 reprise from August 19, 2020


AUG 19, bottom line of medical humor: Beano













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!

August 18, 2022

AUG 18, Italian loanwords: cicerone





 You can review our entire poetic outpouring about Italian loanwords by proceeding to a post on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'; click HERE.

If you prefer, you could view most of this topically arranged material on Facebook, in Giorgio's photo-albums. (About 20% of those offerings consist of political satire or adult limericks, and you will have to be a 'friend' of Giorgio's to view that stuff.)

Editors' Note: This blog has portrayed daily humour, entertainment and contemplation, focusing on the modalities of poetry, nature photography and computer art, for two and a half years. (That's almost 900 blogposts.) Unfortunately, that takes a lot of work, and so this stuff may be appearing irregularly and less frequently in the future. Owing to  a number of distractions, there will be less frequent original new posts from mid-August forward. My previously productive pseudonym, Giorgio, is currently undergoing relaxation therapy, and might resume his full creative activities at some future point.

  In the meantime, we will try to post more photos of interest, and fill in half of the days each month with reprises of previously published material. 



August 17, 2022

* AUG 17, trees -- appletree (fabric art)


reprise from August 17, 2020



AUG 17, trees: appletree (fabric art)


fabric art; textile art; Rebecca Hurwitz; trees;
"Apple tree" (fabric art contributed by RCH)


You can find other examples of awesome illustrative fabric art on this blog in posts for the dates January 25January 27February 20, and March 19, 2020.

  
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". 

 

August 16, 2022

AUG 16, toxic vignette: digitalis toxicity







 Review all our poems of toxicologic interest by clicking HERE 

August 15, 2022

AUG 15, American satire: FBIers






We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can find 30 more on this topic in 5 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to start! 

August 14, 2022

AUG 14, STD-poetry: the 'gon-dom' and the condom

 







You can review verses on this topic in a wider context in a post on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense" by proceeding to the post 'Ruination, Rumination and Reminiscence: STD-Poetry'. Click HERE. 


August 13, 2022

AUG 13, American satire: classified!

 This post is CLASSIFIED! (proper security clearance is required)






 We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can find 30 more on this topic in 5 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE to start! 


August 12, 2022

AUG 12, American satire: archival documents



Some readers may wish that the firth line's 'BLOCKhead' could be replaced by another  assonance-laden word, targeted at the second line's melodic term 'riDICulous'.   



We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can find 30 more on this topic in 5 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.   Click HERE to start!  

August 11, 2022

AUG 11, palinku (poetic novelty): reliable transport





  (Ed. note:) Verses of this ilk have continued to accumulate. You can view them all at one swoop if you  proceed with a single click to our more encyclopedic 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.


August 10, 2022

AUG 10, American satire: taking the fifth

Today's news ...




 



We hope that you enjoyed this verse. You can find 30 more on this topic in 5 collections on our full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'.   Click HERE to start!  

August 9, 2022

AUG 9, poets' corner: ka-pow! (terminal exclamation!)








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 all the others, type the phrase Poets Corner into the searchline on this blogpost (at the top of the righthand navigation column).



August 8, 2022

AUG 8, reptiles: update on anole coloration

   During the first week of May, 2022, with spring seriously underway  in the Carolina Lowcountry, little lizards were out doing their thing in our yard (I presume that's hunting for insects, looking out for potential mates, and patrolling their territories to keep out intruders). 

  Harking back to previous reference on this site to anoles, I came across the following illustrated verses:

Carolina (green) anoles

brown anoles

anole coloration

'the Lizard Lair' 


  Events around our yard 'today' (May 3, i.e. taking down an old fence) made it a good day for further observations of green anoles and their remarkable penchant/ability to change colour, even though biologists insist that they are not true chameleons. 


'Ollie' the green anole,
looking greyish on old post


'Ollie', posing again, in our backyard,
on Ocala anise branch,
2 minutes later 


a different creature,
('Ollie's cousin?)
climbing down crepe myrtle,
few minutes later, 100 feet away


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".


August 7, 2022

AUG 7, pluralia tantum: 'dependent' -- cooking ingredients

 




Grandpa Greg asked us to pass on this message: "You can view the entire collection of verses about 'pluralia tantum' by clicking HERE."