Really Awfully Wise; or Why, Oh Wye, Oh Y!


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The SidevieW latest theme
I simply cannot handle:
All HANDLES on it seem
Locked up, or snuffed like candle;
I shall attempt the job
By trying to get by with
The turning of a knob
Of verse, to tell you ‘Why’ with! 

Then, at the selfsame time,
For Sonel and for Nessy,
These WORDS provide the rhyme
(Though picture’s a bit messy);
That they are quite absurd
Is not at all surprising –
On different kinds of word
I’ve been economising! 

Why does the Wye not form a Y?

Why does the Wye not form a Y?

 Y

‘Why’ is a dog … for in Latin it’s ‘cur’;
Why is a cat … always shedding its fur?
Wye is three rivers the UK get round –
Widespread; in Oz., N.Z., Maryland, found;
Y is a letter not terribly straight,
While you find foxes have wiliness great;
Wife is another with devious ways,
Wi-Fi and wifey your peace can erase!
Whydah with pin-tail in Africa lives,
Wine, if too much, whining hangover gives;
                           Wipe out with whitewash this wild-raving wight!
                                     Wire we reading?  Lost contact ker-wite!

 © Colonialist May 2013 (WordPress)

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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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25 Responses to Really Awfully Wise; or Why, Oh Wye, Oh Y!

  1. Marco says:

    Heehee – my handle on your post broke,. sorry! Did you draw the Y? Looks like it is up to no good?

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  3. optie says:

    Y oh Y are you so gifted with language Col? Love your alternative way of viewing things!

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  4. adinparadise says:

    Good Heavens above, you really went to town with this one, Col. I’m speechless…..for once. 😀

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  5. What a tongue twister 🙂

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  6. Sonel says:

    Oh, you just made me smile Col and so cleverly done my friend. Such a stunning entry! You did it absolutely perfect! 🙂 *big hugs*

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  7. SidevieW says:

    Err Wye do wou spell yords this yay?

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  8. U C I once lived on a U – bend of the River Wye…or do I mean an S-bend – oh dear-
    way 2 S -oteric for me

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  9. nessyy says:

    Y u r very cool! I have to read the last poem to someone and I made him laugh! :p

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  10. Pussycat44 says:

    2 y’s u r
    2 y’s u be
    i c u r 2 y’s 4 me!

    Of course you know that one already!

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  11. 68ghia says:

    All this rhyming!!!
    I don’t even try – just boggles my mind completely 😉
    But you, you do it quite well Col 🙂

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  12. Such cleverness 🙂

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