Category Archives: Fun with words

Weather Outlook

We’re wistfully watching whilst waiting in Winter, wondering when the warmer weather will wind its way back.

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Existential Divertissement

Shall we shilly-shally on the seashore in the sunshine searching for shellfish swept up suddenly by the summer’s storm?

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The Possible

Were that possible which could possibly be, then that would be possible for all to see; all the possibilities of the possible is a possibility eminently possible as possibly could be; which is a distinct possibility were that possible.

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Where Words Go

Shall we see where words go, shall we follow them down the rabbit-hole? Chasing after them hither, thither and then letting them go so that we can chase after them again: Wild words in their habitat, untamed metaphors, predatory adjectives … Continue reading

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Alternate Version

The Spanish speaking tabby cat is reciting poetry at the door, whilst mice in the cellar are rehearsing ” The Barber of Seville “; Our memories are scattered and refuse to come home when called, crimson has been voted most … Continue reading

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Utter Nonsense

If steel became fudge-cake and glass marshmallow , what use would strawberry jam be ? Were concrete baking powder and the oceans of the world rice pudding , how sweet would the wine taste in bottles made of insouciance ? … Continue reading

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An Arcade Fire Song (circa 2010)

Torture Song We waited up for you to come home from work that day , that day the markets crashed and we knew you were busy , busy working working in your office in that tall steel tower ; On … Continue reading

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