CGISL: The Limerick
Jul29

CGISL: The Limerick

This week, we bring you a new twist on an old classic! Nonsense was once defined as Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously. Well, green ideas, colorless or no, added to the concept of furious when slept upon spat out this little limerick, which we here present to you! (Apologies on two nonsense-poems in a row! But, honestly, there’s no owl-and-pussy-footing-around it. So there you have it.)   The Man of the Colorless Sea,...

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The Nonsennet
Jul22

The Nonsennet

This week, The Nonsense Corner brings you a new type of poem: The Nonsennet! The nonsennet, so good of you to ask!, is , quite simply, a sonnet incorporating nonsensical words and concepts. So, without further ado, let us illustrate this new artform with an ensample, thusly:   Purple the hills of the Varlex of Nonce, Tilt the winds of the Pharydosty, Billister thrice the ‘pon that is once, But frox not the belove’ you...

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Grow a Pair…of Armchairs!
May13

Grow a Pair…of Armchairs!

As Spring is springing, and we all weather the April showers that bring May flowers, the thoughts of all proper young gentlemen and women turn to that dirtiest of practices: gardening. So here, for your perusal, are several wondrous species from the mind-garden of Master Edward Lear. Do enjoy!   Armchairia Comfortabilis. Perhaps the most welcoming of the wild species of Comfortabilis that grace so many fields and wildflower...

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The Sense that is Non!
May06

The Sense that is Non!

There is, dear Reader, a very great difference between nonsense and the sort of sense that is non. This very simple truism is immediately apparent to anyone who bothers to properly paper their minds. Now, one unspeakable virtue of the sense that is non is that it possess that inestimable quality that is shared by the act of creation itself, of making something from the very nothingness of the vast and inescapable void within which we...

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