Olga Vannucci's Blog: Travels With George

March 21, 2020

Limericks in the time of corona

There once was a virus, corona,
That ravaged Savona and Pamplona,
'Til I don't know who
Said that what we should do
Is sing. Then we're never alone-a.

Italian version, not a thing in Italian, might be first Italian limerick:
C'era un virus di nome corona,
Che nocque a Pamplona e a Savona.
Ma poi qualcuno
Disse: nessuno
E' solo se canta al balcone.
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Published on March 21, 2020 04:00

May 3, 2019

You're too good

I went to write a list for you
Of your good qualities, in rhyme.
Turns out it's just too long to do,
I didn't have the time.
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Published on May 03, 2019 17:34

December 25, 2016

No New Year's Resolution

I do not target any number
For how many books to read.
I read because it's fun for me,
I do not read for speed.
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Published on December 25, 2016 03:46 Tags: goals, resolutions

September 12, 2016

July 8, 2016

June 25, 2016

Bookmarks

It's my intent
With a bookmark
It represent
The book's own heart.
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Published on June 25, 2016 05:00

May 14, 2016

Dandeliony

Beware the dandelion, son,
the blooms that burst, the seeds that spread.
But, mom, I love the yellow one,
the bursts so bright, the fuzzy heads.

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Published on May 14, 2016 14:16

April 22, 2016

January 1, 2016

Knitting rhyme

I knit myself sweaters
When my knitting was better.
Now I can't bother,
I knit scarves for others.
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Published on January 01, 2016 14:32

December 27, 2015

Unfinished knitting

I worked feverishly knitting my sister a scarf, and a few days before Christmas I realized I would not finish it in time for it. So I decided to present it to her on the needle, partly finished, and to tell her that she gets to choose the length.

Then I found in a book of knitting essays the same occurrence, from Michael Collier: I unwrapped the sweater but I was taken aback to find the present unfinished, bright knitting needles hanging from it.
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Published on December 27, 2015 06:00 Tags: coincidences