Tuesday, May 3

Findlestump Knows

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Findlestump knows neath the roundabout tree
while whether they cackle or nibble not
wickle neeches gather for moonbeam tea
avoid shankily roots or you'll be caught

a morsel you'd be for their appetite
poor findlestump's uncle, he lost his way
a fumble dool they gobbled in three bites
couldn't even screel, or so auntie says

shinilly hero you are? oh I see
that vorpal sword tied to your bearing back
slaughtered some foe called a jabba wockee?
thickity thack you're a snickity snack!

findlestump knows neath the roundabout tree
wickle neeches gather by hex of me

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36 comments:

  1. This is lots of fun to read! Nice work!

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  2. You should come on over to One Stop Poetry and link this (or something else of yours) here:One Shot Wednesday

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  3. ha. some fun word play...jabba he has the princess right?

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  4. I'm glad Findlestump has his ears to the ground
    what a delight of poetic fantasy

    I hope you write more in this genre
    smiles

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  5. Quite fun to read. The title of this drew me in.

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  6. Your made-up words are better than real ones in this Carroll of the sage Findlestump.

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  7. I was waiting for jabberwocky - and there it was. Great fun!

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  8. This is poobler fair fare, if I dare plimb the fark to say so.

    Clearly, you're a famless yipdaw, sciddling mump off the axbers of others. Lirp thee to a funnery, yon claggage!

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  9. Your fark is plumfanulous! Of all the dol-luwn, fritulone combuberleys I've ever had the zipple to wibble, this frakes the nake!

    Doob tay!

    :D

    (BTW, claggage is something naughty at urban dictionary.)

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  10. ha - this was a fun read matt...i'd be in for some moonbeam tea....smiles

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  11. I love nonsense verse - so uplifting. 'Vorpal sword' and
    'thickity thack you're a snickity snack!'
    have made my day. Brilliant.

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  12. What fun - moonbeam tea is my fav!
    It really is a fun one.

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  13. Extremely playful-- what a wonderful ear you have. xj

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  14. Giving ol' CS Lewis a run for the money I see, alas, I remain burdened by my own Jabba wockee..even so, I'm still smiling at this fun write, and I needed that sooo much today. A BIG thank you! (And how I do love to rhyme!) Yay!

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  15. You grab the funny end of the story. Great piece.

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  16. wow! i could never make nonsense that makes sense. but somehow you did...i think moonbeam tea sounds nice :)

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  17. Such a fun and poetic fable, you use of imagery and language was tremendous! I loved it!

    I also adored your comment on my post...period ;)

    My best ~ Rose

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  18. Nice play with sounds - What Dame Edith Sitwell used to call patterns in sound

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  19. I love this! Such a great read :)

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  20. Findlestump knows indeed he does lol. A wonderful piece of work.

    Anita.

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  21. Magical, and sounds awesome!

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  22. Now that was one helluva story!! Totally got transported in childhood while reading this... really loved the cool use of fairytale-like words too!!

    Much enjoyed!! :))

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  23. Great fun... I always love a cuppa moonbeam! :)

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  24. What a delight. Nice you gave props to the jabberwocky. I've never tried, but now I must make up my own language. Thanks for the inspiration Matt.

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  25. Thank you Matt for your comment on my poem, I hope my reply to your question helps.

    Anita.

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  26. What fun to read! Thanks for lifting my perpetual mood.

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  27. This is wonderful, glad I came by through the Rally !
    JL&B

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  28. Great fun Matt! <3 the Jabberwocky addition.

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  29. welcome...
    love your style...

    Happy Mother's Day to Moms around you. Blessings..

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  30. I love the playfulness of this, the Milliganesque neologisms, the sound as I recite it. English Shakespearean Sonnet? Modern one anyway (you have ten syllables per line but not as iambic pentameter).

    Great piece! I loved it

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  31. this one made me smile. thanks.

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  32. Thickity thack you're a snickity snack!

    How could one not like a poem with wording as such? Fun and fabulous!

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  33. I do believe that I just read a poem written by a troll hiding under a bridge laughing at me. This was great fun!

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  34. I love a poem that puts a smile on the dial! Playful and comic. Much enjoyed.

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