Tuesday, 12 April 2016

J is for Job descriptions




is for Job descriptions









Job descriptions of Johannes et al

Johannes, you know, of the Kepler kind
worried till he went almost out of his mind,
“astrology, astrophysics
or just plain mathematics
how on earth is my work to be defined?”


Job descriptions are the rummest of things
they flummox all, from scientists to kings.
"Must get the Bible translated,"
thought James, "or else I'm fated
to be called First and Fourth, bloody confusing!"


Don't you know a couple Jobs who never fit
their job titles and their defined limits?
They bent and extended,
counselled and befriended -
and went far beyond their official remits.


The job descriptions of letters J and G
never fail to amaze, amuse and confuse me -
G does both George and Gavin
But J’s only job is jabbin’
at one sound with forlorn monotony.


Who's overstepping the line, who's being a slob
who is falling down merrily on the job -
finally it's all a matter
of a juxtaposition of letters
and that doth time and again smacketh me gob.




J is also for Joke : which is what limericks are supposed to be.  If they are somewhat lame limericks, then they are poor jokes and bring about eye rolling rather than all round Jollity and mirth.  Come across any lately?

J is also for Just : as in 'Just one more blog/page/story/whatev, and then I'll stop reading and shut this damn gizmo down and get some rest.' And then when you next look up, the dawn is a hairline crack in the curtains.












Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2016 





57 comments:

  1. And for Jovial, which always seems to me to belong to a fat man. Skinny and jovial don't fit.
    Another Just marvellous take on the meme.

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    1. Well, that's eminently logical :) How can a large heart and large laughter reside in a skinny frame?

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  2. "Just one more blog" is what I keep saying this month. But there are so many good ones. But so many it's almost like a job.

    Susan Says

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    1. Agree! Seriously neat blogs and posts in this challenge.

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  3. I usually pull one or two good jokes from your limericks... at least!

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    1. Is that a joke? or are you pulling my leg? :D

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  4. Another good one in verse! And you raise the issue of which defines the other--the job or the man.

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    1. The only point of the limerick is to raise a smile :) the man might define the job at the start, but by the end the job defines the man...!

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  5. I keep forgetting that you're doing limericks and that I should drop by here more regularly. :)

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    1. Thanks for remembering and visiting :)

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  6. I guess that's why tech startups have such interesting job titles...

    Liz A. from
    Laws of Gravity

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  7. Thanks for the morning cup of Joy. So good to read your creativity!
    Cheers,
    Seena

    #AtoZChallenge- J for Just Joking!

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    1. Anytime :) coming over to check out the joke

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  8. By Jove you are so very right - Cant think of an appropriate Job description for me anymore

    @mysilverstreaks from
    Storiesandmore

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  9. J here, of the #atozchallenge Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team. Thanks for stopping by Arlee's blog to comment on my Manhattan story.
    How was the first week of the challenge for you? Are you meeting your goals of posting and hopping to other blogs?
    My blog's giveaways are still going!
    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com

    Very well done with this one! A tough letter, to be sure.

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  10. Hello Nila! Missed me? Been to busy to notice? Well, I've been reading your posts and you must be one of the cleverest people I know! Loved your F for French, of course!!! Hope all is well. I'm back from censorship China and finding my way back into the free world again. Fabulous trip though!!

    Denise x

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    1. Hi Denise! Good to see you here! All agog for more snaps and the stories!

      All well here though getting a bit intense. Facebook-free doesn't sound too bad right now...for some odd reason... :)

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  11. Job descriptions usually tend to go beyond their limits. And G and J certainly do confuse kids learning to spell and English-language learners. Great limerick!

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    1. Not just G and J that are confusing! Loads more instances in the alphabet. Thanks for stopping by..

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  12. Cinema usher required. Must have finger wagging ability,and a loud chatter-silencing ‘Shuush’. That's from an actual advert!

    Keith's Ramblings: a story with 4 neglected J words!

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    1. Hahaha that is just hilarious!! chatter-silencing shuush :D gem of an ad! thanks for posting it here

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  13. Oh boy, 'just one more' is my downfall. Page, game, episode, yeah, totally guilty there. :)

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  14. Excellent! You have a true talent with words. I loved reading it!
    Trisha Faye
    www.trishafaye.wordpress.com

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  15. Poor ol' J for havin a tough time finding his job description! But any day better than the squabbling duo C and K I say! And yes, with the challenge around, hardly get any respite for anything else...but heck who's even tryin'!

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    1. Thanks for coming around. Loads of duos and even trios squabbling away here...more in my next post. See you there!

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  16. Your poems just get better and better. And that "just one more page" thing is a consistent problem!!!

    Meet My Imaginary Friends
    #AtoZchallenge http://www.kathleenvalentineblog.com/

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    1. Yeah, when it's not the A-Z, it's something else, isn't it?

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  17. one of your best, I think and that's no jest

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    1. ooh, a rhymed asymmetrical couplet! well done!

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  18. That was really funny :) Good one!

    Cheers,
    Srivi - AtoZChallenge
    J for Joy | Twitter

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  19. So fun, and creative! Loved it!

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  20. Your limericks lift my heart. Thanks for the lightness.

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  21. I've tried to imagine the time he lived in, 1600's The fact that looking to the sky, because the brightness must have been amazing, would have turned any man of curiosity into someone wanting answers. Can you imagine looking up and seeing what he saw?
    Lovely, Nila, as always!

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    1. That is uncanny! I thought of that too! Huge open unmarred skies, and the density and brightness of millions of polished stars, different from what is visible to our generations. Of course those heavens would seem to hold the answers!

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  22. Well done thank you for sharing. I write 6/5 limericks. 6 rhymes in 5 lines.

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    1. Please leave me a link Martin. Thanks.

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  23. I loved it!
    Kepler... Where I live we have got a Kepler House. As far as I know he once lived here: http://www.regensburg-regensburg.de/sehenswertes-regensburg/johannes-kepler-haus/johannes-kepler-regensburg.html
    I have to admit that I haven't visited it, yet... Well, what one has on the doorstep...

    ClaoWue of www.claowuepotpourri.wordpress.com

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    1. A very famous short poem of Rabindranath Tagore and my translation of it -

      Long journeys I’ve made over many miles and days,
      walked many strange lands, frittered hefty sums away
      to go and see the mountains, and the oceans of deepest blue.
      What’s never been seen, with these eyes opened wide,
      just two steps beyond my locked doors, outside,
      - is a single ear of grain and on it, a single drop of dew.

      A universal truth summed up by a maestro!

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    1. This one was y'day. Today it has got stranger! :)

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  25. Love it as per usual!!
    Too many blogs...too little time.
    I haven't been keeping up.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Tell me about it! too little time feels like the understatement of the century!

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  26. Nice take on the poor alphabet J
    G does both George and Gavin
    But J’s only job is jabbin’
    at one sound with forlorn monotony.


    Who's overstepping the line, who's being a slob
    who is falling down merrily on the job -

    Do not forget .. as you go further latin ... the poor J becomes a Y ... or even worse H .. i mean Juan is jooan to me why should he be called hooaan
    I used to be puzzled when i got called Yayanti ... coming from some Latin american acquaintances...

    Good one .. love the weave of words

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    1. True!

      Note to self - expect to be called Nilanhana any day now! That sounds hilarious in Bengali :D

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