Category Archives: Nonsense verse

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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Really Awfully Topsy-turvy Rhyme


(Read on at your own peril of wild puns;  each pair’ll savage your mental stability.) A bear is not bare but is covered in hair; While beers ale and arty aren’t Bruin; [1] When bears go out badgering one might declare … Continue reading

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A Valiant Attempt; Really Awful Terzanelle and Jane.


Still-only-six-year-old R made a brave try at the 1500 metre swimming trial today in cold and rainy weather.  The distance was no problem to her, but she just can’t summon up enough speed yet to do it inside the required 40 … 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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A Rose Smelling Really Awful


  A rose by any other name Might well still smell as sweet, But other ‘rose’ smells, all the same, One knows the nose may greet.   When rows and rows of shacks there rose, A smell, pure, would endure; But … Continue reading

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Rooly awful emulation and improoved voos.


    Rooinously emusing If a kanga didn’t rue a situation, What requirement would make that kanga rue? Quite simply, clothing, on them: deprivation – For kanga, rude, at that stage would ensue.   While emus would regard it as … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Hard to Swallow


Last weekend we went to a site near our new International White Elephant – er, I mean Airport – where thousands upon thousands of barn swallows put on a display before roosting for the night. One can scarcely believe the … Continue reading

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