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Annie breaks into Stan’s sacred space

Stan was polishing the windows again with his  big microfibre cloth.The computer was on.As soon as he finished the sitting room windows he planned to look at a google document he was co-writing with hislfriend Annie, on the failings of … Continue reading

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She ain’t won no prizes yet

           There was a letter in Writing magazine, As it happens it ‘s an issue I’ve already seen. One,asked if it is true that poetry with rhymes Is not the fashion in our times. The academics … Continue reading

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Stan’s mind starts to wander

  Stan put on his hat and went down the spring green garden where a blackbird trilled.The sunlight was very strong,almost glaring in intensity.That’s an interesting word,more commonly used to describe the angry expression on the face of an adult … Continue reading

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Elegance lies bare

In summer time when sun do shine I’m happy on my own I gaze up through red maple leaves All transparent in the sun. But when winter comes I’m lonely Sitting here beside my fire. So I want a  winter … Continue reading

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Dr Poker

  I once had a doctor called Poker Who fancied his skill as a joker. He teased all his patients both the young and the ancient… And his cat was labelled,Please stroke her. It should have read,Please  do stroke me… … Continue reading

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Affect is display of feeling

If you never show affect you’re dead. Your feelings have fearfully fled. So smile or grimace. You own your own face. Except when asleep in your bed. When you’re  fast asleep nobody knows Whence your   free fantasy flows But … Continue reading

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A trillion thought trains

How many posts can any blogger write Before they go raving mad? How many posts can a blogger invent Before they get far too sad? The answer my friends We’re all round the bend. The answer’s we’re all round the … Continue reading

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Bi or di? Biphthong and Diped?

Human bipeds have two sets of digits. The hands and the feet can both fidget. I used to tap on the table Till a spirit was able To come to my aid with a widget. I was going through a … Continue reading

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Eclectic in limericks

Eclectic’s a very fine word I love it and even feel care. It might rhyme with dialectic Or maybe forensic So here are two more we must air. . Eclectical students are rare Because the tutors are rude and  unfair They … Continue reading

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Gambit:the rhymes

How can I find rhymes for gambit? How can pentameters be iambic? I am sure to discover One way or another But alas the Government has  banned it. Iambic is as Greek to me, As to the English is drinking … Continue reading

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Mimesis:the verses

A wonderful  new word is mimetic Unsuitable for the mental diabetic It makes one seem  scholastic Without being monastic In the right voice it may  sound charismatic. Mimesis is  imitation of a kind Which Plato and Aristotle defined. My nieces … Continue reading

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Abstract:The limericks

Her manner is rather abstract It  does not help her to show tact. She’s in love with ideas Yet her rents  in arrears. Let’s hope that her ship is not wrecked. i saw the abstract for your book. I’d love … Continue reading

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Flimflam,the limerick

Flimflam’s an under used word, As most people think it’s absurd. But it enriches our tongue It sings its own song. It’s the lightest word I’ve ever  heard. But some people won’t say flimflam Just ‘cos it rhymes with goddam. … Continue reading

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Miasma: the verse

A wonderful word is miasma It almost rhymes with fly plaster. But we must learn it by heart Before we can part. And then we may play Scrabble faster

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A human being made from some old wood

I  fell over this morning  for no reason  while hoovering the  sitting room and then found a   dead rat under the stairs.What next? I saw a doctor with a wooden leg For his attention we now have to beg … Continue reading

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A verse that seemed so free

‘Twas but a reptile passing by. It flew across the deep blue sky Why do reptiles fly so high? I’ll love you till I die. “Twas but a cat under the moon. Did you have a silver spoon? Why can’t … Continue reading

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Despaneurysm

A difficult word is  e.g. aneurysm. And some folk have no good manners in ’em Don’t lose your temper Or the aneurysm might get to you Rudeness gives  rise to despaneurysm

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What the…

I wonder what rhymes with paroxysm? There may be some words with no rhyme in ’em Leonard Cohen hated oranges So he put  olive oil on  his bed hinges. His lover  gave  him a good time in .em

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He eluded to his passed with wit devine

He eluded to his passed with wit devine. He traveled on and  passed the perish all. And when reel  tired he often  wood recline If not he went out for a bawl. This spelling tests the most astyoote  of mindes … Continue reading

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As if on stalks

I’d like to have a sausage for my tea I’d like a roast potato and some greens You can share my portion for a fee. Or bring along some tender runner beans. I know my  home is modest but it’s … Continue reading

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