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    northie
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Re-Verse - 10. All On Board

Absurdist, rhyming fun in the form of a prose poem.

Pink, out, and proud, a spry, thirsty goat boards a boat on the Ouse. He critiques a green cat with a bow and two winks while quaffing a litre of booze. The red-chequered cow recites verse from the prow sans rhythm, or metre, or verve. Why all those boos, shriek gulls in old erse as they swerve to converse with nine tups. One keen-faced, bold sow culls her twinks in a row, then sups on some stout-flavoured chine. With wine on their jaws, oodles of blue-carapaced, quarrelsome poodles reverse in formation on deck. They dance a mean valse, all paws and plum drawers while whistling a jaunty tune. Our goat is a loon or a total buffoon, with his japes and pinchbeck guffaws. Security crows take a punch on the nose before tossing him onto some crepes. Mired all over, the goat takes his leave, no longer spry, or pink, or so proud.

A revised version of something posted elsewhere. Every time I look at this, I have an urge to fiddle.  :rolleyes:

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I love this kind of poetry :gikkle:  Makes me think of the Jabberwocky and the cat and the fiddle :gikkle:  Nice job!

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2 hours ago, Valkyrie said:

I love this kind of poetry :gikkle:  Makes me think of the Jabberwocky and the cat and the fiddle :gikkle:  Nice job!

Thanks, Val. Brightening up the start of lockdown when I couldn't focus on anything else.

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6 minutes ago, Headstall said:

This left me speechless, northie. Such fun! :D 

:heart: Though maybe I shouldn't give you such an insight into what goes on inside my head.  🤔  :lol:

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Just some random thoughts coursing through your head? This was fun thanks for sharing.

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28 minutes ago, dughlas said:

Just some random thoughts

Not quite... a poetry prompt asked for internal rhyme. I sat down and thought of a series of words with plenty of soundalikes. So a goat on a boat was born. 

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What a scene you paint! You succeeded at the surreal and absurd admirably; each phrase connected, yet utterly zany and fun as a whole. 

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36 minutes ago, Parker Owens said:

What a scene you paint!

It was described elsewhere as 'if the barnyard had a drag bar'. Yep, I think that pretty much sums it up. :lol:

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On 5/5/2020 at 5:14 AM, Geron Kees said:

VERY fun. Thanks! :)

 

❤️  Thanks, Geron. (Don't know how I missed your comment.)

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