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  • Da Winnah!  Terrible Poetry Contest!

    Da Winnah! Terrible Poetry Contest!

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23344 – 1187 Hi all, Here’s The Haps: Back on December 14, I told you about my entering Chel Owens’ Terrible Poetry Contest. I made 4 entries and I won with my version of “What child is this?” What Child Is This What child is this, who scrapes…

  • 4 Submissions For Chel Owens “Terrible Poetry Contest” – Holiday Edition

    4 Submissions For Chel Owens “Terrible Poetry Contest” – Holiday Edition

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23322 – 1184 Here’s The Haps: One of the large number of blogs I follow, Chel Owens, runs an occasional “Terrible Poetry Contest” where the rules are made by the previous winner. This one is a bit different because she has made the rules and you can read…

  • The New Toe – A Review Sort Of Thingy

    The New Toe – A Review Sort Of Thingy

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22529 – 860 Here’s the haps: Back in August 2020, I did an Award Winning Wednesday and introduced you to The Lonely Meatball by A.J. McGregor. I really have enjoyed her blog, even though she’s had to cut back on the time she spends doing it. There’s something…

  • Blogging A – Z Challenge 2021:  V Is For The Villanelle Of The Villainous Villain L

    Blogging A – Z Challenge 2021: V Is For The Villanelle Of The Villainous Villain L

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22361 – 825: Here’s the haps: My dear fans, friends, fiends, foes, foundlings, frolicking freaks, and other nice assorted people, I went looking back to find the post where I tried my hand at writing a poem in the villanelle form. Some of you have been with me…

  • John and Simon Take It On the Road

    John and Simon Take It On the Road

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22333 – 801: Here’s the haps: John and Simon Take It On the Road – By Herb When Simon was a little baby Sittin’ on his daddy’s knee He picked up a pencil and a piece of graph paper and said, I’m going to make something keen Lord,…

  • A Couple Of Short Poems I found In The Files

    A Couple Of Short Poems I found In The Files

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22149 – 721: Sometimes when it’s getting late or I don’t have any inspiration, or like the guy in the cartoon above my muse just isn’t working, I go traipsing through the archives and files trying to find something I’d like to present to you, Gentle Reader.…

  • The Much Promised, Highly Vaunted Villanelle – I Did It And It Was Okay – Also A Tiny Bit About An Old DOS Game I Enjoyed

    The Much Promised, Highly Vaunted Villanelle – I Did It And It Was Okay – Also A Tiny Bit About An Old DOS Game I Enjoyed

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22148 – 720: I sat down and wrote this and I feel pretty good about it. I am highly honored to know that there are, in my very audience, at least two actively working school teachers, one of who is an English teacher. Along with them is…

  • This Is Not The Villanelle I Promised You – But It Is A Poem With An Introduction That Turned Into A Post

    This Is Not The Villanelle I Promised You – But It Is A Poem With An Introduction That Turned Into A Post

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22147 – 719: I think I have a structure for the newer poem lined out but it’s not even close to done yet. But here’s a piece from before I started blogging. One of the things I enjoy about and first attracted me to poetry was the…

  • Who’s To Blame For Herb’s Poetry Habit

    Who’s To Blame For Herb’s Poetry Habit

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22138 – 709: As you may or may not recall I have at times fancied myself something of a poet. I think some of my stuff is okay while some of it is mind-rotted drivel of the lowest sort. And some in between. I have read books…

  • Unmarried Marriage Counselors – They’re Everywhere! – An Ode

    Unmarried Marriage Counselors – They’re Everywhere! – An Ode

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22107-678: On Monday the 10th, Bruce over at Weave-A-Web posted a story about a pair of unmarried marriage counselors. Marriage Enrichment Program. He is the blogger that most reminds me of O. Henry if O. Henry had more dark endings than light. Anyway, I read it and…

  • Throw It Back Thursday – what’s past is prologue

    Throw It Back Thursday – what’s past is prologue

    Whereof what’s past is prologue, what to comeIn yours and my discharge. Shakespeare – The Tempest That’s really a pretty dramatic opening for this post, but I happened to see the quote somewhere and recalled a bit of The Tempest to memory and realized I don’t have anything nearly as…

  • Throw It Back Thursday – The Monkey’s Disgrace

    Throw It Back Thursday – The Monkey’s Disgrace

    This was not original with me so I don’t know if it really counts as a true throw-it-back-Thursday entry. Well, since it’s my blog and I make the rules here, it must count because I said so, hahaha. We have been sorting and condensing some boxes and I found this…

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