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Agedly sagedly David F Attenborough said we were doomed with a very sad face. We dragged our knuckles round uncomprehendingly, wrapped him in plastic and launched him to space. 18 Feb 2020 Double dactyl rules! Double dactylic rhythm 8 lines; syllable count 6664 6664 Line 1 has two slightly nonsensical rhyming words Line 2 is a name Line 6 consists of a single word Lines 4 and 8 rhyme It’s weird but it works! :-)

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Date: 3/5/2020 2:02:00 PM
This is just so smart in every way!
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Date: 2/27/2020 5:34:00 PM
Count me among those who loves the knuckle dragging line. I've been accused of that quite a bit so it double resonates. Great poem.
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Date: 2/26/2020 9:11:00 PM
Verily cleverly Tastefully rhythmical Tempting with dactyls to Give one a try Thanks, Nina
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Date: 2/21/2020 3:56:00 PM
'We drag our knuckles round/uncomprehendingly' - so aptly put! (also describes me in earth science class in junior high!)
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Date: 2/21/2020 12:41:00 PM
Instead of being beknighted, David will be nighted! ~ Gershon
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Date: 2/21/2020 12:57:00 PM
Of course, a good ppportunity to state that he’s already knighted, a point I only failed to acknowledge due to “Sir David Attenborough” being non-dactylic. Meter before deference, always :-)
Date: 2/19/2020 11:07:00 AM
Nina, Truly the Johnny Appleseed of our age. If only we planted one seed every time we flew to distant shores. Indigenous ones of course. Best laid plans... -Richard
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Date: 2/18/2020 9:32:00 AM
Giggles cuz what else can we do, c'ept proclaim our admiration for the wonderful Sir Attenborough. My other iPad is named after him- my honey falls asleep to him, hugging the device like a teddybear. ;),
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