Monday, 20 April 2020



ORIGINAL SONG"My Blue Heaven", W. Donaldson (music), G.A.Whiting (lyrics), 1928. Performed originally by Gene Austin, covered by almost 100 other bands and soloists, from Marlene Dietrich to Norah Jones.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May 2015,(updated March 2020). You might also explore a further day's adventure by clicking 'kayak excursion' on our blog 'Daily Illustrated Nonsense'.
SONGLINK: Check out the charts for ukulele and other stringed instruments on our lyrics-blog 'SILLY SONGS and SATIRE' with this link.   


(to the tune of "My Blue Heaven")

When scupper-holes bail
No fear to capsize!
I’m stable in my new sit-on.

She’s plump but petite,
Just measures nine feet
I’ve christened her My Blue Heaven.

I'’ll need a saddle-seat, a paddle, some repellent (-bug)
A type III vest to keep each vessel-rider snug.

Self-draining kayak,
Swift lift to roof-rack
Where I strap on My Blue Heaven.

A dolly to haul,
Don’t bring alcohol (chmmh!)
Boat-ramp to launch My Blue Heaven.

Could have a fishin’-pole, small ice-chest on a tidal ‘crick’
And she won’t swamp in wake or surf – that’s quite a trick.
Shem Creek, SC
foreground: sit-on kayak

background: trawlers

Where scupper-holes drain
Skip’s feeling no pain
Secure in his new blue sit-on.

I’ve got my cellphone in a baggy, I’m not gab-repressed
So while I’m damp and floating, I’ll 'yack-yack or text.

When my darling calls
That evening is nigh
I’ll be docking My Blue Heaven.

A neat gift for me
Just turned seventy.
I’m happy with My Blue Heaven,

Just so happy in My Blue Heaven

Wednesday, 15 April 2020


Giorgio Coniglio (pseudonym); medicine
coaster from a medical school reunion
WORDPLAY post #214 
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio and Dr. GH, March 2020. This group of terse verses has also been submitted to  

Those readers with a medical bent might want to click to review earlier poetic collections by our intrepid pair of writers:
Limericks about Nuclear Cardiology (post #79, September, 2017)
Limericks about Doctors and Patients (post #148, December 2018), 
Cloying Verse: To Clot, or Not to Clot (post #184, September, 2019)
Limericks about Patients and their Diseases (post #205, February 2020)

SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys, and other singable oddities of medical relevance on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE". Find the hotlinks on post #205 of the current blog.
Hello! I'm your social distancing trainer!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Giorgio has responded to the current crisis by sticking his toe in social media, and if you look hard you may be able to find him intermittently on Facebook and Twitter - 15 'tweets' so far.  

EPILOGUE: With respect to false-positive testing for COVID-19, this anecdote may be enlightening ... 

Friday, 10 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  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. 

Sunday, 5 April 2020



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. 

  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, June '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #2), July '19
Verses about Waterfowl (part #3), July '19
Verses about Trees (part #2), Aug '19
Verses about Reptiles, (part #2), May '20

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