Library Carrels 2020–O Little Swamp of Washington

O little swamp of Washington
How clearly we hear the lies
No matter the administration
the same of old alibies
within your marble buildings
where strange transactions dwell
Each side has honed what it calls truth
And has a tale to tell

Three branches of our government
All have a role to play
One branch or the other
At times has had more sway
When we have an imbalance
Bad tidings will arrive
Unless we all can compromise
Our nation won't survive

Library Carrels 2020: What Election is This?

What election is this 
That's laid to rest
On the Supreme Court's docket
Awaiting

While Republicans hope
To overturn the vote
Democrats still
Anticipating

Thrown out
Thrown out
Like other lawsuits
From all other court case
decisions

Not now
Not now
His supporters proclaim
Time to make some 
revisions

I learned about the Verse block from helpful blogger, Denzil Walton of Discovering Belgium.  Thanks Denzil!

Live in the Time of Coronavirus: Pt 19: Reblog-Lockdown Lingo

Sheree lives in the South of France and periodically blogs about how she and her Beloved Husband are navigating what is now France’s Second Lockdown.

This blog focuses on French lock down terms

Attestation – This word (certificate) – already crucial to France’s true religion of bureaucracy – became central to life during Lockdown I. Une attestation de déplacement dérogatoire was required for every trip out. The word is commonly used in many other situations for example: une attestation du travail proves that you are in work while une attestation de domicile is proof of where you live.

Merriam-Webster Homophone Quiz

If you know what I am writing/righting/riting/ about then you know what I am up to/too/two. It’s a homophone quiz where you have two or more words that sound alike but are spelt differently and have different meanings.

The quiz is not too difficult (or is that to difficult or two difficult?)

I missed the first one because I selected the wrong spelling and I missed the second one (which I knew) because I ran out of time.

Clever Words for Clever People

From an email.

1. ARBITRAITOR

A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonald’s

2. BERNADETTE

The act of torching a mortgage.

3. BURGLARIZE

What a crook sees through

4. AVOIDABLE

What a bullfighter tries to do

5. EYEDROPPER

Clumsy ophthalmologist

6. CONTROL

A short, ugly inmate.

7. COUNTERFEITER

Workers who put together kitchen cabinets

8. ECLIPSE

What an English barber does for a living.

9. LEFT BANK

What the bank robbers did when their bag was full of money.

10. HEROES

What a man in a boat does

11. PARASITES

What you see from the Eiffel Tower

12. PARADOX

Two physicians

13. PHARMACIST

A helper on a farm

14. POLARIZE

What penguins see through

15. PRIMATE

Remove your spouse from in front of TV

16. RELIEF

What trees do in the spring

17. RUBBERNECK

What you do to relax your wife

18. SELFISH

What the owner of a seafood store does

19. SUDAFED

Brought litigation against a government official

20. PARADIGMS   

Cents