More double dactyls

Having infected all around with me finger-tapping scansion seeking, I’ve spent the last hour having fun in the comments on Kathryn’s blog – new baby-wrangling has led to thinking-time a-plenty, and she started off both G&S double dactyls, to which I have contributed…

Piraty-piloty
Freddy’s apprentic’d til
Reaching maturity
That’s what he thought.

Paradox-Ically
Birthday’s a leap year day
‘Prenticeship lasts until
After the war

(Kathryn’s Iolanthe one is much better)

…and new-baby double-dactyls, which allowed me to try a particularly vile poo-based neologism:

Crippity Crappity
Zachary Caple-san
Likes to feed slowly so
Mummy can’t type

Her patience rewarded by
Faeco-exuberance;
Mummy is left with a
Bottom to wipe

I’m quite chuffed with that one – but a more revolting poo-based one comes from this website:

Enteric Water-loo by Roger Lee Robison:

Higgledy-Piggledy
Vibrio cholerae,
Spread by excreta in
Water supplies,

Roils the intestines with
Pathogenicity;
Practice good hygiene, or
Cork it, you guys.

Same website also has one about Sisyphus, confirming to me that when I used the word “sisyphean” in a budget speech on the council, I was talking about what I thought I was. Which is always reassuring.

Rock ‘N’ Roll by Roger Lee Robison

Higgledy-Piggledy
Stone-Pusher Sisyphus
Twice cheated Death, but then
Learned who was boss:

Sentenced to Hades for
Pretereternity,
Rolled a stone uphill, just
Gathering dross.

And of course, don’t miss Rosie’s well finessed lines in the comment to the last one of these posts.

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2 comments on “More double dactyls

  1. Kathryn says:

    Faeco-exuberance – brilliant!

  2. […] double dactyls in 2008, which is a rather horrifyingly long time ago. I blogged here, here and here on the […]

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