The Rhyme of Heroic Orange

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    The Rhyme of Heroic Orange

    Every shop has some burdened bin,

    Usually, in some corner,

    Away from light of prying eye,

    Some treasure half-consumed.

     

    Sawmill tailings,

    Short skeins of yarn,

    An ambitious bucket

    Recycling bolts.

     

    Somewhere, I know

    I too, keep such,

    That trove of words

    Once used and sometimes useful.

     

    Now ‘most forgot,

    Ones you used to know,

    Like “inkhorn” or “pedantic”.

    ‘Cause books lie now in decline.

     

    True, I also vest sparse time

    For verbage such as this,

    And I might just throw them out

    For all the good I’d miss.

     

    Except that even little wooden words,

    Not near utilitarian,

    Have hedgehog virtues unexplored,

    Like the statue of Pygmalion.

     

    So, I will find a way to tip the bin,

    Let its phonetics tumble,

    Arcana’s little prison break,

    While I deputize slow posse comitatus.

     

    It wouldn’t do to manacle,

    Or trammel them,

    From the lucent and the free,

    It’s just a gas to purve their fate,

    If it were all left up to me.

     

    I’m certain there once was a word

    That rhymed duet with orange,

    Or mayhap, its partner purple;

    But that was long before my memory

    Of heros that wore such capes and hose.


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    gmcookie commented on The Rhyme of Heroic Orange

    10-04-2010

    Let me try... Orange - Oil Change. almost... Purple, Purple, like maple surple? No Harver, I think it's best to avoid those two. But I do like your little word meditation. A good write.

    Olan01 commented on The Rhyme of Heroic Orange

    08-31-2010

    A orange and sporange, along with its fern, meet in the park as a silver sliver falls from the sky piercing the heart of a beautiful purple lurple that landed on a nearby bough. A lady riding her horse, while witnessing this event, falls off and grabs her horse's purple curple crapper and exclaims, "Oh shit!" Thank you, sir, that about empties my bin. Olan

    HarverTomsson

    09/28/2010

    You had a full bin for awhile. Harv

    SavVySam commented on The Rhyme of Heroic Orange

    08-04-2010

    Well, this is where my not so extensive French II class came in handy...offering Melange' However, you are on your own with Purple! lol Words! words! words!...Love em!;)

    HarverTomsson

    09/28/2010

    I'm sure someone had a rhyme for purple once, but swallowed it the wrong way. LOL Harv

    Forestbird commented on The Rhyme of Heroic Orange

    08-03-2010

    For me it is little lesson of English and poetry. My trove is very small but I am learning. Thank you

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    And sometimes learning can be the purest of pleasures. thanks for reading. Harv

    ginga commented on The Rhyme of Heroic Orange

    07-22-2010

    Harver, My how our cart of words can pen a poem of wonder. Even etymology class never sounded this fun. Thank you for the fun and chuckles this one brought and for bringing it out in the open when chat talk and acronyms have become the norm. ginga

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    HarverTomsson

    08/04/2010

    Thank you for reading. Shared pleasures are the stuff of fulfillment. Frther, if Dictionary.com can be trusted, orange rhymes with most -inge suffix words. Of course, the French would find that appalling. So, like Lady Marmalade, they're appealing.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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