Monthly Archives: April 2017

Marginally Really Awful


The prompt for Day Twenty-Four of GloPoWriMo is, entertainingly: Marginalia of medieval manuscripts Can run from the bizarre to the obscene, The production of such work by cloistered nondescripts Show minds that go where they have never been! They do … Continue reading

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Legs Eleven


The GloPoWriMo Day 23 prompt requires an Elevensie, which has a set number of words on each of five lines, with the following objectives: 1 (1 Word)  A thought, an object, a colour, a smell or the like 2 (2 Words) … Continue reading

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Upwardly Mobile Wordle


Summit The stone may sigh directions; listen and follow, Reach with one nail to scrape past turn; Taste success past  a barrier beaten hollow; On trunk feel breeze; now for next climb yearn. © April 2017 Colonialist

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Really Awfully Clean Vegetables


The Day Twenty-Two GloPoWriMo  prompt: ‘In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to challenge you to write a georgic …  Your Georgic could be a simple set of instructions on how to grow or care for something …’ For going green … Continue reading

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Not a Toilet Bond or a Loo Seal


(Thanks to a recent CD acquisition at the local Car Boot, I had this song in my mind, thought of the pun, and wished I had cartoon skills.  Anyway, I whipped the above one up using Google Images and a … Continue reading

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Talking Whilst Flying Over a Group of Cattle


For GloPoWriMo Day Twenty-One the prompt is: ‘write a poem that incorporates overheard speech’. (Listening in to conversation Can lead into great temptation; You might find with disbelief Eve’s dropping of her third fig-leaf.)   ‘Come sit by me,’ I … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Naughty-call


  In yachting terms, to go about Is not to wander round, And forward leap is in some doubt When saying, ‘Outward bound!’  A sheet is not a cloth for beds, But rope for setting sail; And when to port … Continue reading

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Two Too, Too Really Awful Rhymes


The Day 19 Prompt: a creation poem. The Myth Tree of Creation And Dog said let it be To everything you see; So then he gave a woof, And showed a little toof, Whereon, immediately, But starting with a tree, … Continue reading

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Pristinity


g (The GloPoWriMo prompt for the 18th is to include neologisms —   invented or conjoined words.  So I have launched into something outrageously humorous, right? Wrong. For some reason this made me want to have a stab, for once, at true descriptive poetry.) … Continue reading

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GloPo Ketchup Really Awfully Saucily


  I swear to you, I did not know That it is now GloPoWriMo, Where, so far, I have giv’n a go For four times in unbroken row.  Hmm. Thirty pomes in thirty days? But ‘one per day’ no rule … Continue reading

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