Monthly Archives: September 2013

POETIC METRE-GREETER – a really awful guide to prosody*


When groups of beats in poems are put, Then each such group is called a foot; ‘IT ADS’ for naming feet you seek: – I am fits in with I am beak,                               [Iamb; Iambic] To-row-key, make To-row-cake,              [Trochee; Trochaic] An’-a-pest … Continue reading

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Really Awful Holy Mackerel


    Now once there was a mackerel, Of ancestry had lots; Her name goes way, way back – Carol – MacCarol shows she’s Scots.  She wondered what there was entailed When at the end came ‘FIN’, And how the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated – with Saturateds to Rate on Saturday.


I couldn’t make up my tiny mind.  Which one should count?   And this one really rose to the occasion with splashy saturation.   © Colonialist September 2013 (WordPress)  

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Simply Not Done – Really Awfully


  The SidevieW theme that she has chost Is ‘Something I Have Never Done Before’; I must admit it has me lost – For all I’ve ever done will have to score! The things one tries the first time round … Continue reading

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Ginger WIlliam of Orange (v)


(See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  Previous instalment links: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (Boxing Day 1974 saw Much Better Half and I setting off on ‘Rideabout’ in our Combi Camper ‘Cambi’ with our daughters aged 4 & 7. … Continue reading

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Six Word Story Challenge: Youth – the spirit of youth


This picture is an inadvertent double-exposure of someone the photographer has no recollection of ever having seen?  Or is it something more? Taken so young – but really gone?    Two more directly contrasting ones for the challenge: Repeated tragedies chased … Continue reading

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Stick around, and stick in!


A production:

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