Thursday, 22 August 2019

PESTIFEROUS VERSE: Limericks About INSECTS

WORDPLAY post #176

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, July 2019. Some of the verses presented here have been published (a few are still under review) at OEDILF.com, an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks. Giorgio can currently point to over 220 of his submissions accepted for publication (many of them have been reproduced on this blog for your enjoyment). 

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post. There is some intriguing connection between some of these verses about insects and the themes of the singable lyrics blogpost "Delights of the Garden".















Learn more about DEET at Wikipedia










Learn more about gnat repellents at Consumers Union's website.




Learn more about beer bugs (Glischrochilus spp.) at Wikipedia and at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture website















Learn more about the red imported fire ant (RIFA) at Wikipedia.










Link to "HOLESOME VERSE: Limericks About CLOTHING MOTHS"



Thursday, 15 August 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The OLD WORLD #1

WORDPLAY POST #175
This post represents a new direction, based in part on #174, Tourists' Palindromic Guide: The Americas #1.

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2018. 
WORDPLAY LINK: Geographically focused concoctions are among the many palindromic treasures honored and displayed on this site. Check out the list of entries for "The Palindrome Suite" in the slide at the bottom of blogpost #174
SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys, as well as other types of song on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent postIn addition, some readers will be delighted (others will continue to groan) at our collection of songs based on palindromic phrases -- see the bottom of post #174.























Saturday, 10 August 2019

TOURISTS' PALINDROMIC GUIDE: The Americas #1

WORDPLAY post #174

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2018. 
WORDPLAY LINK: The panels showing palindromic phrases derived from geography of the Americas were originally displayed on Wordplay posts on this blog during the interval from January through April 2018. Geographically focused concoctions are among the many palindromic treasures honored and displayed on this site. Check out the list of entries for "The Palindrome Suite" in the slide at the bottom of this post. 

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys, as well as other types of song on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post.

In addition, some readers will be delighted (others will continue to groan) at our collection of songs based on palindromic phrases -- see the bottom of this post.
















For hotlinks, check out the blogpost "Hotlinks: More than One Thousand Palindromes", or see below...

Magical Advanced Palindromes (post #9)   
Palindromic Political Blurts by Ed the Derailed Liar (post #11) 
Satan and His Devilish Palindromes (post #12)
Prudery and Denial (post #13)
Romance, Lust and Prurience (post #14)
Canalindromes: A Bidirectional Trip through the Panama Canal (post #15)
A Review: Composing Your Own Palindromes (post #19)
Beyond the Classic Repertoire: GOOFY VARIANTS
post#20 ; post#29 ; post #40
Using Palindromes for  Spelling: True, false and Uncertain (post #42)   
Geographic Palindromes from the New World (post #65) 
Geographic Palindromes from the Old World (post #68) 
The Meaning of Life as Revealed In Palindromes: Definitions and Examples (post #109)
The Culinary World Explored with Palindromes (post #114)







Monday, 5 August 2019

FURTHER UPROOTED VERSE: More Limericks About TREES*

WORDPLAY post #173

SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May 2019. Some of the verses presented here have  been published (a few are still under review) at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks. Thanks are due to OEDILF contributing-editor MikeAq who kindly provided a verse for the present collection. 
WORDPLAY LINK: An earlier collection of illustrated poems on this theme was published as wordplay post #161 here. These arboreal posts also pick up on themes discussed in the earlier post "Sappy Verse", that has themes related to the Joyce Kilmer poem.
SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post. There is some intriguing connection between some of these verses about trees and the themes of the singable lyrics blogpost "Delights of the Garden".






You can read more about the camphor laurel infestation in northern Australia here.




Copyright MikeAq, 2019



















Palmettos, native trees growing along the southeastern
and Gulf coastlines of the United States, are also distributed
and planted in the temperate portions of the country further
west; their particular role in South Carolina is discussed in
verses in the post “Limericks About Trees”.
















Fabric artwork kindly provided by Rebecca Hurwitz. Hotlink: beckyhurwitz.net;
And for more poetry and photos about fabric art, see Giorgio's prior post


Monday, 15 July 2019

SURF VERSE: Limericks About BEACH RE-ENGINEERING

WORDPLAY post #172
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, January 2019. Today's verses have also been web-published at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated 100,000 carefully edited limericks.













SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Unthrottled WORDPLAY Jul '19

WORDPLAY post #171
Periodic postings of palindromes, Scramble-Town Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, occasional verse, etc. 


SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other spoofs on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post





Review the entire collection of anagram-town names (based on 
P-A-L-I-N-D-R-O-M-E-S) here.


HOT LINK to NEW WORLD PALINDROMES - complete series


Friday, 5 July 2019

MORE IMMERSIBLE BIRD-VERSE: Illustrated Limericks About WATERFOWL

WORDPLAY POST #170 

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, June 2019, a continuation of post #169. 


  (above): A reflection on wading birds...



 The Omnificent English Dictionary ILimerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems, including two hundred or so by Giorgio. The present collection of verses, recently submitted to OEDILF and still under review, represents a bird-brained continuation of earlier work on the same subject. 

Readers who enjoy our collections of verses describing the natural world around them with illustrative images and text, might also enjoy these recent blog-offerings...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Mar '19
Verses about Reptiles, May '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #1), May '19

PHOTOS: Unless otherwise noted (by pale blue acknowledgment plaques), embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone. Following submission of the poems to OEDILF, the slides collages we present here were formatted using Powerpoint software on a vintage 2000-era PC computer. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking, and OEDILF has no involvement in the pictorial portion of this presentation. 

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys and other song formats on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post. And, if you would like to sing some of the poetry about birds presented here, you can find some of these verses in singable format (with ukulele chords displayed) by following this link

















































The author is indebted to Bill Wingfield for the idea for the previous poem.