Category Archives: Wordplay

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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Primitive Family Fuel


(Wordle 298) Snapped branch, born ash, ash again, Where smoke-spirits origins show; From lit limb stories rain — Thin rings from cave that radiates glow. © May 2017 Colonialist

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Hi, bun, for May Day!


On the first day of a month, the delighted utterance of ‘Rabbits’ is customary in some cultures. These long-eared animals are seen to scamper with particular energy in April, from association with Easter Eggs. When the next month comes, one … 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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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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Triple Security


For the photo theme Security I immediately thought our our Africanis, Annie — As a stray we took her in; Security we gave; Now with all the crime and sin, Who is it who will save? She gives us security: The … Continue reading

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