Tuesday, 26 April 2016

V is for Virgil


is for Virgil




Virgil and the fragility of things


One letter is all it takes to make a Virgil
change to a virgin from a poet of great skill;
it takes the same for Veer
to morph to Veep or Leer
but Vilhelm is way more invinciBill.


One small letter and shit hits the fan,
the slightest changes can alter a man.
From lap to slap the gap
is tiny, just a snap -
so be Vigilant, Vaughn, Vaughan, and Van.



Just before the A-Z started, I wrote a post in which I tackled a few things you could expect from me as a fellow participant.  Some found it too Vehement, but I did it with the idea of not being Vague and wishy-washy.  Vague is not in Vogue around here.  Vehemence is okay sometimes, so long as it doesn't turn Violent, so long all courtesies are observed.  Some things can't be stressed enough, don't you agree?


Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2016 





46 comments:

  1. Great examples, and funny how many words can be changed by just one letter.
    Short and sweet today, as it's catch up time before it all goes away! :)

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    1. Yup, revved up for the last lap of the circuit! :)

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  2. You have great poetry here!
    I enjoyed your work!
    Thanks for visiting and for share.
    #atozchallenge
    www.poetryandlaw.blogspot.com

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  3. You're really "on" today. Well done.

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  4. Yup, one misplaced letter and we can have problems.

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    1. Major ones too! thanks for being here

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  5. Hi Nila!

    I'm back again! Lovely to read your tricky poetry. No one would ever accuse you of vague-ery.

    Denise :-)

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    1. Welcome back, Denise! and I loved the word 'vague-ery' brilliantly coined!

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  6. On small slip and you are done for eh? Well, thankfully when classics were being written there were no chances for over-eager word-prompts or typing errors! Lovely poetry!
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. On small lip and you are! :) thanks for being here

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  7. Yes, I remember a very embarrassing situation someone in office had when the status report meant to have the word public but the writer forgot the 'l'. :O
    Cheers,
    Seena
    #AtoZChallenge - V is for Videos

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  8. That's very good! Inadvertently missed or even added letters can produce hilarious results.

    My A-Z story features 2 neglected V words

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  9. Hi Nila - I do so enjoy these ... and they're very clever bringing in the additional words, reminding us of new ideas .. you are not Veering off course at all ... the Via takes you verily on to Z ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Your comments are a treat to read! as much as your posts Hilary, thanks much for being here

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  10. Great!
    Cazgreenham.blogspot.com
    @CazsBooks
    #A2Z

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  11. You are vigilant in your letter and word use. Excellent limerick

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  12. Very vibrant and valiant! Your creativity vibrates off the page!

    @Kathleen01930
    Meet My Imaginary Friends
    #AtoZchallenge

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  13. Very versatile and vastly entertaining

    @mysilverstreaks from
    Storiesandmore

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  14. Fun verse! And you were very verbose and versatile with the rest of your post. :-) Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

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  15. I love your vivacious approach! Thanks for another great post.

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  16. Creative post! Loved it! Thank you for stopping by ILRB during the A to Z Challenge!

    https://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/

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    1. Some great V-words in the comments too. Thanks for being here

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  18. Ha, brilliant! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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  19. V is for va-va-voom.
    We're all impressed
    Thank you

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    1. Not sure if that can apply to Virgil :) thanks for being here

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  20. It's really neat to see how you use so many words that begin with the letter featured each day. That definitely takes a lot of creativity and humor. Love it!

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