August 31, 2023

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


reprise from 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, 2023

AUG 30, palinku (poetic novelty): European capitals

(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.

August 29, 2023

AUG 29, defining opinion: envision

 Our blogpost "Defining Opinion" on the topic-based blog "Edifying Nonsense" shows a selection of similar verses submitted to OEDILF (the online Omnificent English Dictionary iLimerick Form). You can see all of these on one visit by clicking HERE.

August 28, 2023

AUG 28, postal places, Canada: La Tuque, QC

Authors' Note:  QC is the official abbreviation for the Canadian province of Quebec, in which La Tuque, population 11,000, is situated beside the St-Maurice River, 170 km (105 miles) north of the Saint Lawrence. The town's iconically shaped low mountain, resulting in its name (Fr. tuque is a soft wool hat), was partly destroyed in construction of a hydro-electric installation 80 years ago.

In each of the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, administrative rearrangements resulted in a handful of "cities" and "regional municipalities" with extensive areas that had low population densities, contrary to the usual expectation for urban centres. In this regard La Tuque heads up the pack, its central town surrounded by a vast forested area of 28,000 km2 giving it a population density of 0.4/km2, compared to Montreal, QC, and Quebec City, QC, with densities of 2,700 and 1,600/km2 respectively.

 At one swell foop, you can review all our postal poems about intriguing places in the USA and Canada, by proceeding to the encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE !

August 27, 2023

* AUG 27, classic palindrome -- Zeus sees Suez (canal-pals)


reprise from 2020

AUG 27, classic palindromes: Zeus sees Suez


Authors' Note:   One of the best known palindromic phrases in English, "A man, a plan, a canal — Panama" is attributed to British word-nerd Leigh Mercer. Scores of take-offs and the 'original' are built around the central symmetric nidus of letters ... lan a canal.  A boatload of illustrated geographically-based palindromes can be accessed via previous posts on this blog.
  The current verse proposes a few phrases that challenge, albeit rather weakly, the locked-in domination of Panama in the field of palindromes.

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, 2023

AUG 26, painterly poetry: Auvers-sur-Oise (van Gogh)

Check out our entire collection of illustrated verse on 'painterly poetry' by clicking HERE

August 25, 2023

* AUG 25 -- waterfowl: laughing gulls

 reprise from 2020

AUG 25, waterfowl: laughing gulls

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 24, 2023

AUG 24, American satire (prolongation): grift


"Pardon me. When is the next available tee-off time? And by the way, would you like to purchase online a mugshot enhanced souvenir?"  

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! 

August 23, 2023

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

Authors' noteA cystoscope is a type of endoscope that is inserted into the urethra for the purpose of examining it and the bladder. it is also used for obtaining tissue samples for biopsies; in some highly specialized circumstances, it is also used for treatment.

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 !

August 22, 2023

AUG 22, birdlore: Bloored birds

yesterday on Toronto's Bloor Street ...

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



August 21, 2023

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


reprise from 2020

AUG 21, pandemic poetry: initial concept: 'squid in the time of COVID' 

Editors' Note: This 2020 verse was expanded at a later point to three verses, and therefore meets the requirements to be considered a 'brief saga'.

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

August 20, 2023

AUG 20, ballet at Toronto's Harbourfront: action clips

For a more sedate view, see the still photos from the same performances HERE.

August 19, 2023

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

 reprise from 2020

AUG 19, bottom line of medical humor: Beano

Authors' Note:

cruciferae: vegetables in the cabbage family Aspergillus: more fully, Aspergillus niger, the species of fungus from which chemists derive alpha-galactosidase, the principal active enzyme ingredient of flatulence-suppressants.  The concept of a supplement to suppress the discomfort and gas associated with eating vegetables such as beans and cabbage was presumably proposed by Benjamin Franklin in the 1780s. In 1981, Alan Kligerman initiated research that resulted in the development of the commercial enzymatic supplement Beano® , and a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1991.


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, 2023

AUG 18, ballet at Toronto's Harbourfront: still photos

Here are the NBC dancers warming up.

A great venue,
 just lakeside of Toronto's renowned CN Tower! 

The programme, "Sharing the Stage"
included other innovative groups, like this West African-troupe.

Nearby, the Rogers' Dome (home of the BlueJays),
 lit up as evening comes on.

A pas-de-deux from "Evernew" 


For "action clips" from these performances, click HERE.

August 17, 2023

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


reprise from 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 27, and March 19, 2020, and January 2, 2021.

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, 2023

AUG 16, Carolina lowcountry, leaving with regrets

August 15, 2023

* AUG 15, commercial products -- cellphones for lizards

reprise from 2020

AUG 15, commercial product: cellphones for lizards


Authors' Note:  The gecko, a non-threatening species of lizard imported accidentally into the United States (with range expanding in the last few decades), has entered the popular consciousness due to advertisements by GEICO (acronym for the Government Employees Insurance Co.) which feature a British-accented lizard, who gives advice on purchasing auto and other insurance.

   Voice-activated assistance (for humans) on Apple cellphones is provided by a persona known as ‘Siri’. As saurian is a synonym for reptilian, (and the suffix ‘-saur’ is well-known in regard to current and ancient lizard species), you won’t be surprised that we have developed an assistant named ‘Sauri’ for the high-tech gecko community. 

Our range of domestic and commercial products is somewhat limited, but you might want to review our unusual prospective gifts on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

August 14, 2023

AUG 14, urban concerns: dog park

Authors' Note: The dog park has also been eulogized by OEDILF chief editor Chris J. Strolin.

Our collection of illustrated poems about "Urban Concerns" on our parent blog "Edifying Nonsense", contains a number of intriguing verses that you can access by clicking HERE.

August 13, 2023

* AUG 13, r-i-c- anagrams -- #3 and #4


reprise from 2020

AUG 13, wordplay map: r-i-c anagrams #3 and #4


You can view the entire collection of 18 wordplay maps of 'R-E-P-U-B-L-I-C-A-N-S in Canada' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense" by clicking HERE.

August 12, 2023

AUG 12, healthcare: cardiac interventions

Authors' Note: Jealousy at the flight of birds has apparently resulted in expressions suggesting that human social responsibility is analogous to having one's wings clipped, or flying straight, as here.

Hyperlipemia (also known in America as hyperlipidemia), is a medical condition in which high blood levels of fats (lipids), particularly cholesterol, portend cardiac disease, including deadly heart attacks. Hyperlipemia is one of a number of such asymptomatic risk factors including hypertension and diabetes. Fortunately, change in lifestyle including diet and exercise, and judicious prescription of pharmaceutical drugs, such as statins, can reduce risk.
You can view other informative verses like this one in a wider context by proceeding to the collection 'Poetry of Healthcare' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE!

August 11, 2023

* AUG 11, exotic destinations -- air travel


 reprise from 2020

AUG 11, exotic destinations: air travel

Other verses about 'Exotic Travel Destinations' can be found on our blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Click HERE.

August 10, 2023

AUG 10, Carolina lowcountry treat: boiled peanuts


store display, in cellophane bags

ready to eat (a somewhat messy finger-food)

ramikin with empty shells. Delicious!

Check out our previous post on this topic with an illustrated poem, song lyrics and more photos. Click HERE.