Category Archives: Rhyme

Macbeth in Toyland


    Dub ill, dub ill, Toyland trouble, Buy a fern, and called Ron ‘Bubble’: (When witch had called poor Noddy sick, Sold him a fern to get well quick, But fern belonged to guy called Ron — Frothed at … Continue reading

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An Inglorious Forth


  Today’s a day of mourning For the so Dis-USA; On this day came the dawning Of when all hell came to play, They left the British Umpire That made them stick to rules, Now have a flaming Trump-pyre, Which … Continue reading

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The Conflict of Spirit and Passion


          What home the gods will ever find? Flight cycles spiral to each place Where spirit lessons that unwind In flitting essence, passions face. (Wordle 358) © July 2018 Colonialist

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The Really Awful Risks of Archaeology. 


Indiana Jones about to appear at any moment  . . . A spirit haunting dig? Bats seethe; Listens; weight of years of silence bear — Cavern dulls senses; cannot breathe; Writing warns last act on earth must dare: None prosper … Continue reading

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Wordle Heads for the Bar


For the latest Wordle (352) I got too big for my boots and decided to break away entirely from the obvious pointers to a pub scene. However, my alternative of the Bar at the entrance to the Knysna Heads estuary … Continue reading

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FOOTBLE WORDLE


          Wordle 351 Game simple, string net behind beam;  List teams; streak, ball still at feet, hasten, A sheen of sweat; kick ball mid-seam  Rattle post, beat keeper, score fasten.   I still can’t kick the … Continue reading

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TESTING CREDULITY


‘An incredulous thing, to make you incredulous.’  Which word is wrong? Neither, as each usage to that meaning can belong; ‘An incredible thing to make you incredible’ — can this also go? No, for here ‘Incredulous’ the second one should … Continue reading

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