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9.3.14

Clerihew for Springing Forward 

George Vernon Hudson
arose and put his duds on.
He'd spent an hour raving
that he invented daylight saving.

21.2.14

Another Johnsonian Formulation 

Other last refuges of scoundrels include ambition, jactitation, nimbyism, the dog track, talus caves, online atheism, and nostalgia.

19.2.14

Not Tongue-Twisters 

Workforce's work forks.
Certain curtains' subtle rustle.
Catmint in badminton.
Thor Heyerdahl's door-hire stall.

28.1.14

Anaphor and Metaphor 

An anaphor is used to avoid repetition, as a substitution, and I would suggest that this is the first purpose of a metaphor, as well.

18.1.14

Polar Vorticism 

4.12.13

A Job Well Done 

This is how the first horse to have shod itself must have felt.

28.11.13

Another Quality Riddle 

Q: I have two arms but do not fidget. I have a back but do not itch it. What am I?

A: A chair.

22.11.13

'We Find the Couplets Alternately Black and Red' 

There was once a magazine just for this chap.

'I can not imagine why this new international quarterly is called Form, unless it is meant as a form or style-book of various specimens of typography; for the aspect of the periodical reminds one of nothing so much as of specimen pages of typography and inks from The Inland Printer. The typography ranges from cold font type to many different varieties of hand-lettering. It is not quite exact to say that no two pages are alike, but of the verse at least it is true that no two adjacent contributions are printed alike; nor, in one instance, is one page confined to a single style of calligraphy. Some of the poems are printed throughout in black ink; others with red titles and capitals. A poem by T. Sturge Moore is all in red, and in Charms, by W. H. Davies, we find the couplets alternately black and red.'

('A New Quarterly,' a review by Alice Corbin Henderson of Form: A Quarterly of the Arts, in Poetry, Vol. VIII, No. 6, September 1916)

20.11.13

Giving 

The morning mist died dewing what it loved.

Tennyson the Modern 

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