Category Archives: Nonsense verse

Seriously Sensible Flutters.


GloMoWriMo 2019 Day 25 ‘And now for today’s prompt I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that: Is specific to a season Uses imagery that relates to all five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell) Includes a … Continue reading

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Utter Noun Scents


GloPoWriMo 2019 Day 21 Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates wild, surreal images. Try to play around with writing that doesn’t make formal sense, but which engages all the senses and involves dream-logic. Where … Continue reading

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The Caws of Understanding Crows on You


GloMoWriMo Day 14 Prompt is as follows: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates homophones, homographs, and homonyms, or otherwise makes productive use of English’s ridiculously complex spelling rules and opportunities for mis-hearings and mis-readings. … Continue reading

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The Knight’s Tail


                          In memory of a loyal knight Of the house of Yawk Who got an almighty fright One night when he dropped his fawk And under the table, … Continue reading

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TWADDLE in Really Awful Rhyme


    I used the 98-word Twaddle challenge to start writing anything, stop when I thought I’d got to about 98, and then do a little fine-tuning, pruning and swooning:-       So twaddle we send our writing efforts … Continue reading

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My Word, How Really Awful


A word from a poem should give rise to something written for GloPoWriMo Day 29 – the first and most distinctive one I thought of was ‘Jabberwock’ but I can’t labour that again completely. I’ll just bounce between Shakespeare, Carroll, … Continue reading

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Really Awful Rhymes Without Reason: Riddic, Pleth, Fraig, Redge, and Zope


A riddic is not something you want to meet, Rid extremely fast such from the house! So bad, if with insult a louse you would greet, You would say to it, ‘Riddic, you louse!’   And always avoid coming up … Continue reading

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