Category Archives: Wordplay

REALLY AWFUL, DIS GRACE


Disgrace she is, disgrace she left in, disgrace complete dis Grace; And isn’t she just graceless when she puts on angry face? Her kids need discipline, it seems, as do their female friends, And she just loves to give it … Continue reading

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Mad Pachyderm


For a belated stab at this week’s Photo Challenge on the subject of Elemental I am submitting these pictures.  Pity I don’t have one of a mental ellie to match my title. Tailpiece: ‘How did you know, Holmes, that he … Continue reading

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My Worldle be my Bondle


  This chain reaction to Wordle 311 is, as usual for me, aimed at using the given words in order, adding as few as possible, and rhyming. I abandoned the idea of putting ‘colonel’ instead of ‘kernel’ with some reluctance — … Continue reading

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Seeing a Familiar Fascia Again


  There have been some heavy winds, and we heard a loud crash during them. The sad remnants of this heavy fascia board were lying in front of our cottage. It is fortunate that it did not part company with … Continue reading

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Just Bee Cause, Sea!


© July 2017 Colonialist

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Major Scale in Sea


Was of fish all, sharking whales Noted when it came to scales, Now, all love a sardine so Comes no ray when note is Do; Piano sole-oh you might hake Better porpoise sound can make — At my plaice was … Continue reading

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Orange Meant, to a Degree


Graduation Each tassel in line As speakers, fine, Love and honour the mortar-board — Sign, like a drum, of bouquet now scored From work; and orange hood Interprets just how good! (Wordle 299) © May 2017 Colonialist

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