Wednesday, 1 April 2020

South Carolina: The 'PALMETTO STATE' (LS)

WORDPLAY post #213
A continuation of edifying verses about trees following up on two earlier posts, 'Limericks About Trees' and 'More Limericks about Trees'. 
The present saga is related to the stories and legends about South Carolina's state tree, the palmetto or cabbage palm. 


PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January 2019, updated January 2020.

Today's verses have also been web-published at OEDILF.com.  The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 105,000 carefully edited single-stanza poems, including three hundred or so by Giorgio. 




















LIFE AS A LOON (LS)


WORDPLAY POST #212
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio (registered pseudonym) and Dr. GH, July 2019, a continuation of prior blogposts about waterfowl. 

'LS' = Limerick Saga. On this blog, we will be using this abbreviation to designate poems whose verses, each in limerick form (5-line AABBA stanzas), number three or more.  These lengthier poetic endeavours give more room for the development of relevant details, and the inclusion of further elements of plot and character when compared with the single-verse form. Readers are asked to note that for a limerick writer, 15 lines of poetry seems like a lot. 
  The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 105,000 carefully edited single-stanza poems, including three hundred or so by Giorgio. The present saga, related to a very specific topic, recently submitted to OEDILF, represents a bird-brained offshoot of earlier work on the subject of waterfowl. In general, OEDILF is not terribly keen on the submission of multiverse limericks, but Giorgio seems to be trying to corner the market on this particular poetic modality,  with more than fifty such multiverse oddities published there to date. 

  Readers who enjoy poetry describing the natural world around them with illustrative images and informative text, might also enjoy these blog-offerings, each a collage of verses on a wider topic...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Apr '19
Verses about Reptiles, Jun '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #1), June '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #2), July '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #3), July '19
Verses about Trees (part #2), Aug '19



limerick;waterfowl; common loon; Gavia immer; Muskoka; Giorgio Coniglio



limerick;waterfowl; common loon; Gavia immer; Muskoka; Giorgio Coniglio



limerick;waterfowl; common loon; Gavia immer; Muskoka; Giorgio Coniglio


common loon; Gavia immer; Muskoka; Canada; Giorgio Coniglio


Friday, 20 March 2020

SINGABLE SATIRE: KOOKY PRESIDENTIAL VIEWS

WORDPLAY POST #211


PARODY COMPOSED:  Giorgio Coniglio, February 2019.
ORIGINAL SONG: "Good King Wenceslas", written by English hymnwriter John Mason Neale in 1853, but often now mistakenly referred to as 'traditional'. Neale's piece (based on accounts of the Bohemian Wenceslas legend and a 13th century 'spring-carol' tune), was highly criticized in the 1920s as "ponderous moral doggerel", but as you all know, has become a seasonal classic.
On You-Tube, you can readily find a spectrum of video recordings of the original lyrics, from the Choir of Westminster Abbey, to Bing Crosby and the Irish Rovers (the last-mentioned is highly recommended for its quirky nature). 
SONGLINK: See the version of this post designed for ukulele and guitar players on our lyrics-blog 'SILLY SONGS and SATIREhere. (If you haven't been signed up for that source of musical wonderment but crave entry, leave a comment here including your email, in strict confidence).

KOOKY PRESIDENTIAL VIEWS

(to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas")





Kooky presidential views re the southern border 
(As shown on Fox Cable News)… “Source of all disorder.
Rapists, addicts, dealers (drugs): none are denied entry --
Can’t squelch caravans of thugs with a single se-e-ntry.”

“Hither lackies, stand up tall, we must stop this evil.  
Fund a Gulf-to-Ocean wall, barrier medieval.
Let’s proceed my base to please; they need our assurings --
With an immigration freeze, let in no Hondu-urans.”

“It’s a liberal flashpoint: child, orphaned in detention.  
(When my kids have been reviled, gleans no fake news mention.)
Wetbacks we need in plain sight, murderous and cruel.
Even CNN will write, ‘Trump’s Concern Gains Fue-ell’.”

“Scour the penitentiaries, find Hispanic hitmen,                                    
Who’ll admit they snuck across (for them, that’s easy sh**, men).
Let’s get footage of their crimes and their apprehension.
These rude methods fit the times; hence my condesce-ension.”

“Sire, the week is ending now; jet is prepped for Flor’da.  
Golf at Mar-a-lago, thou fret not ‘bout the border.
Next week we’ll identify ‘Pedro’ and ‘Ra-Ășl’.
They’ll Fox viewers petrify -- home-invaders cru-uell.”