Monthly Archives: April 2015

Really Awful Anticipation


(Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.)   The latest prompt for NaPoWriMo again came just before electricity departed; yet again this offering was composed with laptop and solar lamp. The … Continue reading

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A Certain Really Awful Riddle


  (Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.)   I was just about to commence the following masterpiece when the lights went out. It seemed an odd time for the loadshedding … Continue reading

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Really Awful Chaos Afloat


(Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.) For the latest Daily Post Photo Challenge on the theme of ‘Afloat’, I have two different offerings: I was tickled a remarkably bright shade of pink … Continue reading

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Really Awful Prefix to Suffix … er … Sapphics


NaPoWriMo today Says that poets all may Do traffic with graphic Attempts that are Sapphic, And, therefore, I have this to say:    Sapphic poems are such that pretention needs must       take to the fore to the exclusion of … Continue reading

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Really Awful Alphabetical Dry Humour


  (Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.) NaPoWriMo – Day 10 “Today I challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. … Continue reading

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Really Awful Calligram on the Bottle


For Day 9 of NaPoWriMo the poem needs to be visual.  I turned to my favourite tipple for inspiration.  It was an exercise in containment: *hic* © Colonialist April 2015 (WordPress)

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Really Awful Day 1 – 8 Themes for NaPoWriMo


(Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.) Day 1 (What something is not) It isn’t like an article, or press report, or tale, And isn’t something where most people trying it … Continue reading

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Really Awful Poetry


  (Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.)  So far this month, I think that you will find All of my stuff has most precisely rhymed, But now, for variation – … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Steamed Up


(Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.)   Easter Monday: what to do? Travel in an old choo-choo! Kloof/Inchanga trip by steam Is a highly scenic dream;   Views providing some of … Continue reading

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Really Awful Easter Sunday Entertainment


(Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.)   When we throw a party, Often first thing that we try, With guests all hale and hearty Is to have a little braai.  … Continue reading

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