Monthly Archives: October 2015

Really Awfully Featherbrained Rhymes


Once, birdies used to go ‘Cheep, cheep,’ But prices which appear To seem now so extremely steep, Have made them say, ‘Dear, dear!’ While birds of the more snobbish sort – Of lineage extensive – Are chirping of what they … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Lovely Treat Meant


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.” When having feelings of defeat And wanting a treat of something sweet, Nothing makes life more a ballad Than a large self-made fruit salad! Mind you, there is nothing wrong   When Pavlova comes … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Careful Lessens Lessons


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful.” When J elects to climb this tree She does it rather carefully; And, no; although she’s rather small I didn’t lift her there, at all!* This land-crab is not much … Continue reading

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Really Awful Floral Tribute


I ask, of all, their pardons   If I am not here much I have been judging gardens,   With pools and lawns and such Then comes the writing out of   Reports and all that stuff, Which there’s a … Continue reading

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Deploy a Really Awful Toyi-toyi!


South Africans perfected The Wanna-Weewee dance – Performance is effected At  every given chance. Invented in Zimbabwe, But one can understand it Why dear old Mu-ga-be Then summarily banned it. It indicates unrest – Such things in Zim just cannot be! Arrest … Continue reading

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Purrsday Poetry: IRISH CATS from LIMERICK


I was kindly invited to contribute some cat rhymes to Purrsday Poetry.  For the benefit of those who haven’t seen this first one at source, here is the link: Source: Purrsday Poetry: IRISH CATS from LIMERICK

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Really Awfully Extraordinarily Ordinary


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “(Extra)ordinary.” Some rafters and some beams You’d hardly look at twice – That is, unless it seems They have inverted mice! These rodents do not much Appear upon the ground: In … Continue reading

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A Birdless Birdwatching Tree-t.


Adjoining the swatting-fields at Umdoni shown in my previous post, one finds a patch of what the Natal coastline used to be full of until the early settlers cleared most of it in seeking the sweet life. Soon there were … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Fair Way to a Striking Sea-ne


Umdoni Park, Natal South Coast, On forest birding stroll – The strangest birds this place can boast Hit balls towards that pole! A whole in ‘won’ is offered here, For golfers to enjoy, But drive your ball too far, I … Continue reading

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Happiness Doubled and a Harpy Plaice


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.” Of course, I was tempted to try and get punny with this theme.  I thought of going for a Harpy Place: Or, maybe, a Happy Plaice:                          But I … Continue reading

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