Category Archives: Fun with words

Promises

The promising promise that promises hold, promise what they so promisingly promise, in promising so promisingly their promises, that promise so promisingly all that has been promised.  

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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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Entranced

What does the mirror see when the mirror looks into its mirror self ? mirroring itself mirroring mirroring mirroring , mirroring mirroring mirroring , mirroring mirroring mirroring mirroring…

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School daze ; ( An everyday School lesson )

” Is this a thinking lesson ? ” ” Will this help us in the exam ? ” ” Can’t you just tell us the answers ? ” ” Should I write my own opinion ? ” ” How many … Continue reading

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