Really Awfully Long-winded with Long-eared Creatures


Zoom view from home of yachts racing on Sunday in typical August weather.

Zoom view from home of yachts racing on Sunday in typical August weather.

First of month, my normal habits
Are to utter loudly, ‘Rabbits!’ –
August month has now begun;
Hope you have a happy one. 

Here, it gives us lots of wind,
Which is really most unkind,
(Shakespeare really didn’t mind
Rhyming ‘wind’ like that, you’ll find.) 

With dis-gust we have to bear
That it gale-ly brings despair:
It’s a blow that we, needs must,
Constantly declare, ‘Aw – gust!’ 

Hope this rhyme does not divert
Readers whom I’d like to flirt
With my novel post below
So, now,  please thereunto go! 

© Colonialist July 2013 (WordPress)

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. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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42 Responses to Really Awfully Long-winded with Long-eared Creatures

  1. gipsika says:

    Love the ref to Shakespeare. You know your readers too well, you knew exactly we’d all object very vocally if you didn’t defend yourself! Touchay. (Must show me that Word trick again with the e-ay.) 😉


    • colonialist says:

      I couldn’t let readers think I was dropping my pants … er, I mean, my standards!
      My trick on Word doesn’t work for ‘Touché!’ – it doesn’t auto-adjust. To get that, one has to go into Symbols under ‘Insert’ there, select the accented letter, put it on a page, and then copy and paste.


  2. I love it all: but most of all, your Shakespeare mitigation. Genius 🙂


  3. I like wind!
    You never know what it might bring…
    it is always a promise…


  4. The Asian says:

    I’ve never been a fan of the windy month. It’s really living up to it’s reputation here by us today


  5. Harmony says:

    Ah what I wouldn’t give to be on one of those yachts …


  6. Sonel says:

    Here the folks who have yachts also don’t mind the wind Col and that is what I love about August. Yes, it’s windy but I love watching the yachts on the dam. Great rhyme and post as usual my friend. 😀 *hugs*


  7. Eha says:

    Hate to tell you: on the other side of that Indian Pond August and the first three weeks of September bring no peace and joy windwise either: so many nights one wonders whether that beautiful tree up front will finally manage to fall atop us sleeping [eucalypts having a very shallow and small root system!] or the roof itself take flight to meet properties two doors down . . . spring? Not a fave in these parts . . . good luck with yours!!


  8. August is really windy in Queensland as well – in Brisbane they have the annual show/carnival type thing and it was always blowing up a dust storm.


  9. nrhatch says:

    This is one of your most AW-GUST poems yet, Col! Well done.


  10. suzicate says:

    I hope this month doesn’t prove to be too much AW-GUST and mess up your yachting time! Great poem!


  11. Pussycat44 says:

    It’s only windy because it’s Women’s Month. Too much hot air??


  12. I agree it’s really awful, but it’s great fun to read. August for us is thunderous.


  13. 68ghia says:

    The wind, much as I don’t enjoy it, has to blow so the rain can come…
    It really is the only nature phenomenon that I ever moan about – everything else I can handle, but a gusty wind – not so much!!


  14. I cant believe its the windy month already!


  15. adinparadise says:

    Love your August really awful rhyme. How nice to be able to observe the yachts through your zoom lens. 🙂


  16. bulldog says:

    I do enjoy your blog… great words…


  17. Colline says:

    You have such a way with words and rime. I love it. 🙂


  18. alienorajt says:

    Love it! What a cheery little rhyme; helps us mortals pass the time!


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