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Ode to the ordinary

  For the comfort of familiarity the relaxation of wild hilarity the consolation of whimsicality we give thanks. For the drab routine of boring mundanity the culture shock of harsh reality the discomfort we feel at crass inanity we close … Continue reading

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Ode to a Mouse

  No, not you.      You! O feckless fubsy piece of plastic capricious device of devious devil ─ discipline your rebel arrow wildly flying ‘cross the page. You fail to stop at amber signal, hide so coyly  in the margin, sending … Continue reading

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Panegyric to Rosie

Celebrating its 3 years of existence, the dVerse Poets Pub wants us to write an ode to a favourite poet.  Odes are not really my style An ode consists of strophe, of complex metrical structure, followed by an antistrophe, which mirrors the … Continue reading

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