Sunday 5 May 2024

Still More Collected "LIMERRHOIDS" (oversized limericks with C-rhyme extensions)

 The contentious concept of extending limerick verses by adding a pair of C-line rhymes (and occasionally even D-line rhymes) to the standard A- and B-line rhymes was introduced by the prophetic work of Irish limericist Seamus O'Malley, as discussed in a blogpost HERE

  To assist readers' further understanding of this issue, the extension results in an elegant non-standard 7-line verse, which we have called a "LIMERRHOID". One should take care, however, as not all 7-line limericks are the result of applying O'Malley's modification. Care must be taken not to confuse this process with the less rigorous addition of extra A- or B-rhyme lines, that result in a "Run-On Limerick".

  In a follow-up post, HERE, we displayed our earlier work on the limerrhoid as disciples of O'Malley. Much to our surprise, we have prevailed over skeptical critics and editors at the collaborative website OEDILF (Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form), with  completion of their rigorous editing process, and online publication of most of the limerrhoids in this earlier opus. 

  In the current post, we are displaying some of our more recent work on limerrhoids on a variety of topics. For the most part , these have not yet (February 2024) completed the process of rigorous multi-editor review at OEDILF, but we will note below as developments occur.   

final approval for poetry publication at the OEDILF collaborative writing site:
Feb 2024 (at time of compilation): 
                 Zeus see Suez  (classic palindrome)
                 malignant tumors (oncologic verse)
Mar 2024:  distant (urban issues)
                  anachronistically (creative anachronisms)
                  collective (pandemic)
                  history (creative anachronism)
May 2024:  hoggishly (poetic non-sequitur)

Verses in this collection can also be viewed in larger format, with their relevant "authors' notes" and oftentimes further photographic elaboration on our companion blogpost "Daily Illustrated Nonsense".

To resume daily titillations on our related blog "Daily Illustrated Nonsense", click HERE. Once you arrive, you can select your time frame of interest from the calendar-based listings in the righthand margin, and check the daily offerings for any month in the years 2020 to the present. (As of March 2024, there are over 1400 unique entries available on the Daily blog, and most of these are also presented here on "Edifying Nonsense" in topic-based collections.) The 'Daily' format also has the advantage of including some song-lyrics, videos and other material that are not shown here on this topic-based blog.

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