Topical Five Line No-Rhyme Time: Again

Yes, after playing with names for my ‘Cinquain-like but not always the exact same sort of cinquain verses, except for the necessary five lines’, a titular form has been stumbled upon that satisfies my requirements for
a: corniness
2; pedantic accuracy
and, thirdly/. an inward smirk at thoughts of the eyes of readers rolling skywards and, then set upon a path of morbid curiosity, reading further to see what more pain could possibly be mined from the sad and deluded author’s following words and, perhaps, not being surprised by the fact that he has already deliberately and knowingly messed with the accepted formatting of a list in his opening paragraph. D –

So, Topical Five Line No-Rhyme Time it is. Except if they’re not topical, in which case they’ll just be Five Line No-Rhyme Time.
But not Tanka, which are also effectively five line no-rhyme time, not actually Topical Five Line No-Rhyme Time but even more disciplined with the syllables and everything, so will be called ‘Tanka’.
And I suppose a disclaimer is necessary. The Topical Five Line No-Rhyme Time ones are only topical when they are written and no guarantee that they will remain topical is given, but I won’t be going back and removing the word ‘Topical’ when they do actually become untopical.

I hope we’re all clear now.

Once again, I started by trying to stick to a ‘traditional’ cinquain 1,2,3,4,1 words format, but I’m writing this bit before I’ve come up with any verses at all, so we’ll have to see how that turns out.


Saturday
first day
of weekend frolics
or just more endless
zooming


HMS Brexit
voyage continues
spaffing and piffling
mainly steam-driven, just like
titanic


freedom
of information
all about you
but don’t ask about
us


Brexit
considered opinion?
self-harming nightmare
media-driven, racist, nationalistic
embarrassment


Oops, a bit of real non-jokey emotion sneaked in there.
Sorry about that.


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13 thoughts on “Topical Five Line No-Rhyme Time: Again

  1. By Jingo, that chap, British Cons have an unwavering belief that they/we- your betters, naturally- know whats best for you! Or must we question your patriotism towards Queen and Country?

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    1. Definitely can’t question my patriotism, I haven’t got any. No bit of land or very old crown-wearing lady is worth it, which is an opinion that obviously precludes me from being either a Conservative or a nob.

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  2. News over here almost completely fails to cover what’s going on over there, so I appreciate the topical not-tanka gateway. Gods, will these bloated conservative ticks just drop off already?

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    1. Although there has been a lot of sabre-rattling, essentially nothing has changed for the last three years. Brexiteers insist they deserve preferential trade deal terms, cherry picking the bits they like, dispensing with others. EU say, as they made clear from the start, you can’t do that, nobody else has that and we’re not offering anything like it.
      Presently, neither party wants to be the one that says ‘it’s finished, no deal’–but the moment is imminent.

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    1. Excellent… and then sell them a matching bottom half later when we’re all back to normal.

      It’s got legs.

      OK, it hasn’t actually got legs but…

      Hang on

      OK, maybe we could do a deal for people who want to buy a ‘during pandemic’ Zoom suit top half and ‘after pandemic’ bottom half together at the same time, as some sort of kit or complete outfit maybe?

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