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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


I got 'splaining to Do!


Blog Posted:7/7/2014 11:03:00 AM

Old Lord Harry put up a good front.
He hid socks in his pants as a stunt.                       
But, his Lady swore
as argyle hit floor
that no organ was found to be blunt.

* also if Lord Harry had no organ wouldn't he be Lady Harrietta?

6/17/14

It seems some did not get this poem so, a wee bit of 'splaining from Luci for all you Desi Arnez fans.

Definition for

FRONT - noun the side or part of an object that presents itself to view or that is normally seen or used first; the most forward part of something. [i.e. the front of his pants]

FRONT - noun in a military sense the front is the FIRING LINE
FRONT - a fake or false personality

This poetic devise is called a double entendre [a play on words]- a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.

ORGAN - is also being used this way - The human penis is an external male sexual organ - as well as a musical instrument made of pipe

ARGYLE - a pattern composed of diamonds of various colors on a plain background, used in knitted garments such as sweaters and socks.

or ARE GUILE - someone who is sly or cunning

even the word BLUNT has another meaning here since a BLUNT sword would be of little use

Limerick is not an easy form to write as with all writing which can be called poetry it requires the use of POETIC DEVISES.

And since this is a family site [personally I'd rather it wasn't but there really is no way to easily make it and be sure it is adult only] here are TROPES - POETIC devises you can use to say anything you want.

EUPHIMISMS - a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.

DOUBLE ENTENDRE [a play on words]- a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.

PUN - NOUN a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.

PUN - VERB make a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word.

"his first puzzle punned on composers, with answers like “Handel with care” and “Haydn go seek”"
 
PS you can use internal rhyme as well as metaphor, alliteration & simile in limericks

Can anyone think of any more?

 

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  1. Date: 7/9/2014 10:11:00 PM
    I find the limerick straightforward dryly comical!

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  1. Date: 7/8/2014 4:10:00 PM
    Argyle was a bit too hidden for me, Debs. But i had gotten the rest of them on first read!

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  1. Date: 7/8/2014 9:05:00 AM
    Little sweetie Olive internal rhyme is simply rhyme within the line but not at the end of the line!

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  1. Date: 7/8/2014 4:39:00 AM
    Thanks Debbie..:) I too am trying to make my one myself but I think I'm too serious type..:) this helpful blog..:) with your contest, still am trying to review some literature bout up internal rhymes..:D thanks!!!

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  1. Date: 7/7/2014 8:18:00 PM
    I grew up in a family that loves the play on words...a good pun was never pun-ished !! Punnier it was, the funnier it was...we are always trying to poke puns at each other! ( By the way, was it Beethoven who tried to break into the Bach door, or was it Bach who tried to break into Bate's-haven?)

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/7/2014 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hmmmmmm LOL
  1. Date: 7/7/2014 7:29:00 PM
    Thank you so much Scott, I prefer a bit of thinking myself ... it's a more comfortable laugh then. Light & Love

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  1. Date: 7/7/2014 7:24:00 PM
    If you are interested in publishing more Adult limericks look no further than my old mate Twitter. There doesn't appear to be any boundaries there. But personally I enjoy your well hidden/crafted double entendres, they make for fun/enlightening reading.

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  1. Date: 7/7/2014 3:54:00 PM
    Thank you Ms. Debbie for let me understood of this poem... whenever I read some limerick poems from our dear souper, I took a hard time digesting it.. lol.. :) This is very informative.. ^_^ Have a great day ahead..from you're li'l one, Aiyah ^_^

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/7/2014 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    glad to be of help hon
  1. Date: 7/7/2014 1:53:00 PM
    ROLF! Luckily you are not blonde, Debbie. This explanation reminded of the saying that a blonde laughs at a joke 3 times. 1st, when she hears the joke; 2nd, when it is explained to her, and 3rd, when she finally gets it. Sorry for using the female example, as men are usually the culprits for going after the literal meaning of anything. ;-) Love, Su

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 7/7/2014 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol.... With you, of course, Debbie.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/7/2014 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not sure if you are laughing with me or at me Suz but believe me I was told more than once that the poem was not understood until a second or third reading?
  1. Date: 7/7/2014 11:38:00 AM
    Thanks Catie! Yes men as well as woman use those rolled up socks for many different reasons ;)

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  1. Date: 7/7/2014 11:37:00 AM
    Yes GO Scribe I see you use these devices often!

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  1. Date: 7/7/2014 11:20:00 AM
    Exploit them, wordplay is free. Edu-taining blog!

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  1. Date: 7/7/2014 11:13:00 AM
    Such a cute blog, Deb! To me, the humor is obvious. LOL Limerics are difficult for me to write, since I have a rather strange sense of humor. Cute blog. Love and hugs, catie :)

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