Saturday, 15 June 2019

SURF VERSE: Limericks About BEACH RE-ENGINEERING, Jun '19

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

Monday, 10 June 2019

Unthrottled WORDPLAY Jun '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


Wednesday, 5 June 2019

MORE IMMERSIBLE BIRD-VERSE: Additional Illustrated Limericks About WATERFOWL, Jun '19

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.












Monday, 20 May 2019

IMMERSIBLE BIRD-VERSE: Limericks About WATERFOWL, May '19

WORDPLAY POST #169 

PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May 2019. Today's verses have been published (a few remain under review) at OEDILF.com. The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form is an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems (Giorgio is proud to have contributed almost 300). 
Readers who enjoy our collections of verses describing the natural world around them with illustrative images and text, might also enjoy these recent offerings...

Verses about Geysers, Sep '18
Verses about Frogs, Jan '19
Verses about Trees, Mar '19
Verses about Reptiles, May '19

PHOTOS: I am indebted to Bill Wingfield for providing the wonderful photo of the wood stork in flight. Unless otherwise noted, embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone, then formatted using ancient Powerpoint software. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking. 

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.  




















































Bird-watchers, academic ornithologists, wordplay enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, Giorgio's relatives, and just everyday folks have united in their demand for more verses on this topic!
So, please follow this link!... 



Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Enthralling WORDPLAY May '19 #1

WORDPLAY post #168
Periodic postings of palindromes, Scramble-Town Maps (creative cartography), binomial phrases, occasional verse, etc. 




HOT LINKS to collections of Classic/Goofy Palindromes #1,#2,#3


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, 10 May 2019

HERPETOLOGIC VERSE: Limericks About REPTILES (no snakes)*, May '19

WORDPLAY post #167    


        
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, April 2019. Today's verses are under review, or have have been finally accepted for web-publication at OEDILF.com, an online humour dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited poems. Thanks are due to OEDILF contributing-editor MikeAq who kindly provided a number of verses in the present collection.

PHOTOS: Unless otherwise noted, embedded photographs were taken with and transferred from Giorgio's cellphone, then formatted using ancient Powerpoint software. No photographic subjects were reimbursed for participating in this undertaking. 

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

BACKGROUND:  "herpetology" - the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.  Readers should note that snakes have been omitted from this poetic idyll owing to the marked aversion by the editor's life-partner. 
Interested readers should also refer to our blog-post #150, "Limericks About Frogs".











Copyright 2013, MikeAq









See this earlier post for Giorgio's rehash of Ogden Nash's verse (The Purist) about the important differences between crocodiles and alligators.








Copyright 2014, MikeAq



Copyright 2018, MikeAq





Read more about the invasive species, brown anole (Anolis sagrei) here.











Copyright 2019, MikeAq