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  • ODE TO MODERATION

    Overindulge, my lads at your peril:
    A firkin here, a firkin there...
    and pretty soon
    you’re over a barrel.
    --jorge999

    November 14, 2009

  • One evening as I sipped my tea
    a fly fell in, unknown to me,

    Careless and unknowing I

    insipid fly

    November 14, 2009

  • ' Limitless limpid jets of love hot and enormous '
    Whitman, "I Sing the Body Electric"

    [How does one get 'jets of love hot and enormous' with a limp id?}

    November 14, 2009

  • I have been rusticating here in the mountains for three years,
    now, like the Tin Man, I must oil my creaky joints
    and re-join the fray

    November 14, 2009

  • 'Sue Pine'
    (for an old love, immune to my charms)

    Here's a line my long lost Sue,

    to say that I still pine for you.

    still wishing that I could divine

    how to get sweet Sue
    Sue Pine

    November 13, 2009

  • a merrymaking or party.

    November 10, 2009

  • last night I dreamt that I was chaste

    November 9, 2009

  • rolig, thanks for pointing that out. It appears that inure is the primary spelling.

    November 9, 2009

  • fascinated with words of many meanings (for another great one check out 'put')

    BAR 1  bahr noun, verb, preposition
    –noun
    1.
    a relatively long, evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, as metal or wood, used as a guard or obstruction or for some mechanical purpose: the bars of a cage.
    2.
    an oblong piece of any solid material: a bar of soap; a candy bar.
    3.
    the amount of material in a bar.
    4.
    an ingot, lump, or wedge of gold or silver.
    5.
    a long ridge of sand, gravel, or other material near or slightly above the surface of the water at or near the mouth of a river or harbor entrance, often constituting an obstruction to navigation.
    6.
    anything that obstructs, hinders, or impedes; obstacle; barrier: a bar to important legislation.
    7.
    a counter or place where beverages, esp. liquors, or light meals are served to customers: a snack bar; a milk bar.
    8.
    a barroom or tavern.
    9.
    (in a home) a counter, small wagon, or similar piece of furniture for serving food or beverages: a breakfast bar.
    10.
    the legal profession.
    11.
    the practicing members of the legal profession in a given community.
    12.
    any tribunal: the bar of public opinion.
    13.
    a band or strip: a bar of light.
    14.
    a railing in a courtroom separating the general public from the part of the room occupied by the judges, jury, attorneys, etc.
    15.
    a crowbar.
    16.
    Music.
    a.
    Also called bar line. the line marking the division between two measures of music.
    b.
    double bar.
    c.
    the unit of music contained between two bar lines; measure.
    17.
    Ballet. barre.
    18.
    Law.
    a.
    an objection that nullifies an action or claim.
    b.
    a stoppage or defeat of an alleged right of action.
    19.
    Typography. a horizontal stroke of a type character, as of an A, H, t, and sometimes e.
    20.
    Architecture. (in tracery) a relatively long and slender upright of stone treated as a colonette or molded.
    21.
    Building Trades.
    a.
    an iron or steel shape: I-bar.
    b.
    a muntin.
    22.
    Military. one of a pair of metal or cloth insignia worn by certain commissioned officers.
    23.
    bars, the transverse ridges on the roof of the mouth of a horse.
    24.
    a space between the molar and canine teeth of a horse into which the bit is fitted.
    25.
    (in a bridle) the mouthpiece connecting the cheeks.
    26.
    bride 2 (def. 1).
    27.
    Heraldry. a horizontal band, narrower than a fess, that crosses the field of an escutcheon.
    28.
    Obsolete. a gateway capable of being barred.
    –verb (used with object)
    29.
    to equip or fasten with a bar or bars: Bar the door before retiring for the night.
    30.
    to block by or as if by bars: The police barred the exits in an attempt to prevent the thief's escape.
    31.
    to prevent or hinder: They barred her entrance to the club.
    32.
    to exclude or except: He was barred from membership because of his reputation.
    33.
    to mark with bars, stripes, or bands.
    –preposition
    34.
    except; omitting; but: bar none.
    —Idioms
    35.
    at bar, Law.
    a.
    before the court and being tried: a case at bar.
    b.
    before all the judges of a court: a trial at bar.
    36.
    behind bars, in jail: We wanted the criminal behind bars.

    November 9, 2009

  • great link bilby, you deserve an apost trophy.

    November 9, 2009

  • hmm.. aren't Catholics under an injunction to spend, not save?
    The Church heartily approves of big spenders and their big families.

    November 9, 2009


  • shanks' mare 
    –noun
    1. one's own legs, esp. as a means of moving from one place to another: The only way we can get there is by shanks' mare.
    —Idiom
    2. ride shanks' mare, to go on foot rather than ride; walk: It was such a delightful day that we decided to ride shanks' mare to the fair.

    from: Dictionary.com

    November 7, 2009

  • not stick shift
    not automatic
    my transmission
    is phlegmatic

    November 7, 2009

  • ...nothing left

    November 7, 2009

  • I posted my little poem with interstice, but it belongs here too I think:


    We were gazing all along
    her imbedded yellow thong,

    until sweet Lily cursed us
    --for adoring her interstice

    November 7, 2009

  • 'Our energy policy is shaped by fossil fools.' -jorge999

    November 7, 2009

  • 'She wore a charming necklace, made of coprolite.' --jorge999

    November 7, 2009


  • bien dicho, sionnach!

    November 7, 2009

  • CA-diz ....rhymes with finnan haddies, misbehaving laddies, and bibulous paddies.

    November 7, 2009

  • My grandmother used to say 'bolicky bare-ass' to describe the status of her denudative grandchildren.

    November 6, 2009

  • (per Urban Dictionary) adj. Naked; nude; in one's birthday suit.

    November 6, 2009

  • grown too old to live life frisky
    --time to dissipate some whiskey
    --jorge999

    November 6, 2009

  • alternate definition
    enure -- a polite way of saying 'up yours!'

    November 6, 2009

  • en⋅ure  in-yoor, i-noor
    –verb (used with object)
    1.
    to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually fol. by to): inured to cold.
    –verb (used without object)
    2.
    to come into use; take or have effect.
    3.
    to become beneficial or advantageous.

    November 6, 2009

  • is that why we call them addle-lescents?

    November 6, 2009



  • the preacher was so bibulous

    November 6, 2009

  • don't let the dour
    hit you in the ass

    November 6, 2009


  • young boys like
    showing off their eructations

    November 6, 2009



  • I never dreamed I'd be a wreck
    who one day wouldn't give a feck,

    in my youth I was bold and reckless
    now, alas, I'm old and feckless

    November 6, 2009

  • she is cold and demanding
    in her business suit
    dismissive, haughty,
    (yet inspiring hot pursuit!)
    and underneath
    hirsute, hirsute!

    November 6, 2009

  • Those Catholic girls liked to tease, but without a ring they were inscrutable

    November 6, 2009

  • 'malaise' ... a bad sauce

    November 6, 2009

  • after a long day at camp, the boys masticated furiously

    November 6, 2009

  • the coltish girl was beautifully limned

    November 6, 2009

  • Villa


    It's time,

    I've learned enough,

    I'm going from the world awhile

    to my imagined Villa,

    I cannot wait to see it,

    Queen Ann's lace,

    and careless daisies,

    will smile as I pass,

    On a hill,

    happy ruminants,

    deep peace in a heaven of grass.

    -jorge999

    November 5, 2009

  • Born in Appalachia,
    he now lives in the city
    --and attends bucolics anonymous...
    --jorge999

    November 5, 2009

  • aubade: a song or poem greeting the dawn.
    (see Philip Larkin's extraordinary poem of the same name)

    November 5, 2009

  • We were gazing all along
    her imbedded yellow thong,
    until sweet Lily cursed us
    --for adoring her interstice

    November 5, 2009



  • April, cruel as ever, left us sick and out of tune,
    grown too old together, we sat among our runes,
    and listless May came afterward, followed by jejune
    --jorge999

    November 5, 2009



  • '...I awaken bright and surly.'

    --jorge999

    November 4, 2009

  • a medical term meaning 'of unknown cause' as in: idiopathic epilepsy.

    A doctor friend used to say, "imagine that you are having seizures and you don't know why. You rush off to a fancy diagnostic clinic which does extensive neurological and other testing. At last you sit down with the doctor who gives you a diagnosis of 'Idiopathic Epilepsy.' which means, 'you are having seizures and we don't know why'

    You are troubled to hear that you have epilepsy, and you spent a lot of money but you are somewhat relieved that at least you now have a 'diagnosis.' "

    As my doctor friend said, "you can't send them a bill that repeats back their own words ie. 'you have seizures and we don't know why'. When they hear the long medical term they think you really KNOW something!"

    November 4, 2009

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