Friday 10 September 2021

Wordplay Maps: CHEMICAL STATES and PROVINCES


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Sunday 5 September 2021

American Satire: A TERM of ENDIREMENT #5



This post provides a follow-up to 
"AMERICAN SATIRE (A Term of Endirement) #1(Note that this first collection of poems also gives helpful suggestions on how to SING these intriguing lyrics.)
"AMERICAN SATIRE (A Term of Endirement) #2"
"AMERICAN SATIRE (A Term of Endirement) #3"
and "AMERICAN SATIRE (A Term of Endirement) #4"





Authors' Note

frumpery: dowdy or old-fashioned appearance or behaviour

trumpery: attractive articles of little value or worth

This verse was written in early January, 2021, after revelation of a recorded telephone conversation involving the chief election official of the American state of Georgia, as well as lawyers on both sides, in which suggestions were made to illegally revise the previously reported state's results in the recent presidential election of November 2020. The president, in the waning few weeks of his term, had seemed consumed by concern about poorly specified fraud that might have contributed to his loss of Electoral College votes in closely contested states.


Authors' Note

frumpery: dowdy or old-fashioned appearance or behaviour

trumpery: attractive articles of little value or worth

This verse was written in early January, 2021, after revelation of a recorded telephone conversation involving the chief election official of the American state of Georgia, as well as lawyers on both sides, in which suggestions were made to illegally revise the previously reported state's results in the recent presidential election of November 2020. The president, in the waning few weeks of his term, had seemed consumed by concern about poorly specified fraud that might have contributed to his loss of Electoral College votes in closely contested states.




Authors' Note:  If you were going to sing a limerick, this modified 6-line verse (a 'limerrhoid'?) would be a particularly good one to sing to the tune of Gershwin's 'Anniversary Song'. Readers are invited to check out the possibilities for singing limerick verses with a variety of tunes on a blogpost on "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE











PROLONGATION

The carnage continues as we move into the next term in US politics! Owing to intense demand for more verses of this type,  we have worked hard to accommodate your wishes; in fact, there is now a sequel to the original five posts, entitled "Prolongation"! So, you can view another group of these gut- and heart- wrenching poems by clicking this link !



If you have enjoyed these verses on the theme of American political satire, you might like to proceed to view other items in our collection including:

- 'a brief saga: Mar-a-Lago
- 'political palindromes A through P' (click HERE to start).
There are also some parody-song lyrics posted in 2019 and 2020, that you might like, including: 
- 'The Ballad of Giuliani', part I and part II.



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The frontier of poetry: the first ten PALINKUs


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An additional point: Where do these palindromes come from?
The majority are in the 'classic repertoire' of this constrained but nonsensical form of writing. The authors are proud to report that they have apparently concocted the remainder. 
  
If you feel that you need more enlightenment about palindromes before proceeding, we have a sort of lesson entitled "POLITICAL PALINDROMES" that appears in serialized form on our other blog "Daily Illustrated Nonsense". You can undertake that adventure by clicking HERE for 'slide A'.  





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You can continue this astounding journey, exploring our new poetic form. Click HERE for more palinkus.


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