A Quartet of Trios with Coda

In response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge Trio:

The Three Banded Mongooseteers

The Three Banded Mongooseteers

This trio is banded together,
By musical ties you can sever …
(Though squeakers they be,
Which is, I suppose, very clever.)


My trio tools - yes, of course I play them all at once!

My trio tools – yes, of course I play them all at once!

And talking of trios, I wrote some of those,*
And these are the instruments three that I chose,
A piano for order,
An Alto recorder,
And violin simply to get up your nose.

*This is the latest here.


A trio of Egyptian geese.

A trio of Egyptian geese.

Men who on this here cast a stare
Will all be observing a pair –
For on ground only two;
Third’s a gone-a-head view …
Keep abreast – geese, not tits, are birds there!



Tree trio – plus some static.

A tree-t-meant of trios in trees
Tree-mendously tree-sured are these:
The tree-limb-inaries
Show in-tree of fairies,
All tree-bly eager to please.

A trio is a lumberjack?
But understanding you may lack:
In Afrikaans, ‘ou’
Is some bloke that you know –
If a trio, he’s OK a stack!

© Colonialist (WordPress) November 2015


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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18 Responses to A Quartet of Trios with Coda

  1. JoHanna Massey says:

    Love the mongoose.


  2. Kev says:

    I don’t believe you… I want to see you playing all three instruments simultaneously… Where’s the proof? 😀 :D:D

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    • colonialist says:

      *indignantly* Just click on the link to my trio, and listen! Piano done by me and violin by myself, and I did the recorder part, too! For that, it took me a lot of practice to get those notes smoothly above two octaves, and it was quite a relief when any of the instruments do solo bits.

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      • Kev says:

        Mm… ok then. Wait a minute… some of your instruments played solo? Must be gifted instruments to do that! 😉 That’s how you manage them all simultaneously… now it make sense! 😀


  3. Barb says:

    Obviously your ducks have great discernment regarding the arts.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    A triumph of trios, even tough it’s a quartet!


  5. Lovely collection of trios and rhymes, Col. Cute Mongoosteers. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Colline says:

    Nice collection.


  7. Some excrutiatingly lovely puns here. I bought my recorder at a Vide Grenier ( empty loft) for one euro, to help fill the void left by my departed piano and clarinet.

    Tri ond keep up, Viv.


    • colonialist says:

      There might be some debate on the ‘lovely’!
      I am getting a bit ridiculous with instruments. My downsized piano joined the existing full range of recorders from sopranino to bass, my harmonicas, and my two violins and clarinet. Then I added a guitar, and this week I purchased a 54-note keyboard. Lunacy.


  8. Grinnik… ek bly doodstil!


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