The Befuddled Flatulent Blogger


Troll Tweeting

Troll Tweeting

The Befuddled Flatulent Blogger

Palpable perplexity burns into his face,
round and round. Malodorous gases smell
as he writes his blog. Then, he twitters in place

for his odious histrionics are such a disgrace
and his feedback is a bombshell.
When palpable perplexity burns into his face,

ambiguous other worldliness will trace
upon his demeanor. Repugnancy will dwell.
He will write his blog and twitter in place

like a chronic, unhinged, mental case.
As he puts negativity on each brain cell,
palpable perplexity burns into his face.

He grumbles about the reeking rat race.
He does not think. He can just rebel,
write his blog, twitter in place,

denounce all in his knowledge base,
make obnoxious noises, pollute and pummel .
When palpable perplexity burns into his face,
he composes his blog and twitters in place.

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The Art of Villanelle

Today, I wrote the poem for D’verse Poetry prompt by Grace to write a villanelle. According to poets.com: The highly structured villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines. Using capitals for the refrains and lowercase letters for the rhymes, the form could be expressed as: A1 b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 A2.

Image Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2015 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on April 3, 2015, in D’verse Poets Pub, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. I would stay from this blogger troll~ I specially like this part:

    like a chronic, unhinged, mental case.
    As he puts negativity on each brain cell,

    If I may suggest, you swap deface with an ell ending like pummel ~ But you got the refrains & pattern of the villanelle ~

    Thanks for joining in Tammy and wishing you Happy Easter ~

  2. I enjoyed the slight changes in wording in the repeated lines, which made the poem work so well. I read it with a big grin, enjoyed it very much! We are all kings and queens of the world at our keyboards! LOL.

    • Changes are the modern way of writing a villanelle, it makes it more interesting to the poet to have that latitude, yet still must stay with the basic wording.

  3. What a vicious troll – or orc or other fantastica creature… a clever and progressive use of the repetitions, with slight variations each time. A great way to keep readers on their toes and prevent any boredom.

  4. I once wrote a long poem on flatulence, called it THE ROYAL ORDER OF THE BLUE FLAME. Enjoyed yours a lot, showed lots of creativity with the form, refrain, & rhyme. I agree it was difficult for me to distill the history of pirates down to a bare bones villanelle.

  5. haha the cat’s rhyming ass sure enjoyed the gas. Can’t feed the troll or more gas will stroll

  6. clever write and great use of rhyme and wording! but this is def a blogger I wouldn’t want to meet in the “real” world. hahahah

  7. Not usually a fan of fart jokes, though there are plenty that get bandied about at my house. But I did enjoy how you held true to the villanelle form. Peace, Linda

  8. This is a hoot! I suppose that’s a benefit of home-based work I hadn’t thought of.

  9. This is a villanelle! Quite amazing, Tammy. Yes, watch out! k.

  10. Brilliant and entertaining….enjoyed this one….admittedly a lot more without the ‘benefit’ of in-person smell 😛

  11. From one mama to another…like I tell my kids, say “Excuse me” or go to the bathroom!

  12. Would “it stunk” be the right comment ? 🙂 – original and good use of the form.

  13. Very good,scares me the likeness.think I`m on the puter to much.

  14. Ha! You made me smile this morning.

  15. I really like this one.. instead of adding grace you have used the repetition of the Villanelle to go into his psyche of infinite loops and repetitions… I want to avoid there blogger.

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