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Burlesque South Africa


‘Burlesque’ definition: an absurd or comically exaggerated imitation of something … The show in South Africa put on by government and citizens generally is extending its run indefinitely, with an ever-expanding cast, constantly added material, and a steady downslide into … Continue reading

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Partying is Such Sweet Sorrow


For Wordle 302, another Absurdle Wordle using the words in order, adding as few as possible, and rhyming:   Empty cost; no mercy sign; Flighty and free to bind; Spare jar in the groove keeps wine — Gift of forever … Continue reading

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Company of Pooch Pals


For the weekly photo challenge, the theme is Friend. © June 2017 Colonialist

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RABBITS! — Posthaste.


With great regret, I need to go On record, just to let you know My efforts now for June the furst To post, have been with failure cursed — My bunny-bubble has been burst! So with a post that is … Continue reading

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Bite in the Bark


Wordle 301 with given words taken in order and rhymed. Breathe cold while snapped-off icicles melt to seep Through bark like stones of overlapping ice; Each limb this season will crack its place to keep, Crimped, till grass and blue will … Continue reading

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Frozen Fleeting Fish-like Flashes


The Daily Post photo theme for the week is Evanescent and I have chosen to interpret this with the fleeting images of airborne dolphins we had at a child’s birthday party held today at Durban’s Sea World. I know the subject … Continue reading

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Buying a Farm


To say someone had ‘bought the farm’ or ‘bought the plot’ or simply ‘bought it’ has had morbid connotations, for airmen in particular, since World War 1. It meant dying as a result of a crash or of being shot … Continue reading

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