For now, this is kind of an output for wordplay ideas, but it might become more bloggy. I tried keeping some on an actual blog, but lacked the fortitude to post regularly. Dates are posted in YYYY/MM/DD format.
amazing grace has laid to waste
the latest haze to phase this place
its blazing face displayed with haste
in greatest rays of day's embrace
Every other syllable in lines 1 and 3, and 2 and 4, rhymes, and all contain the hard 'a' sound.
There once was a rather dim proctor
Who went to waltz with a prim doctor
The dim proctor danced
While the prim doctor pranced
And ended the thing when he mocked her
I've heard that there are three colors for which no single-word rhyme exists.
The feat has surely been attempted by brighter minds, but here's my attempt at
mitigating the situation over multiple words:
We burned its bark with flames of orange
And, in twilight's fading purple
Interestingly, it looks like there actually is a category of tree called Silver Fir, even when it's perfectly healthy. Also:you'll find nothing to rhyme with month
for i have tried it more than oneth
A while back, I submitted a poem with hidden thematic words to the riddle site, The Grey Labyrinth. They were generous enough to draw some 3D artwork to go along with it.
You know that t-shirt/bumper sticker that says "I put the laughter in
slaughter"? Imagery aside, I thought the wordplay was pretty clever. With
the aid of some wildcard dictionary searches, I came up with a few of my own.
The "rule" is that the contained word must be at least four letters long and
differ in pronunciation from the original word. Also, I included some fake
product names for contextual humor.
Wurst Investing - "We put the ruin in accruing."
Mad Fruits - "We put the anger in tangerine."
Coworker Removal - "We put the ague in colleague."
Ruthless Management - "We put the ogre in progress."
Misanthropes - "We put the hate in whatever."
I tried to come up with more uplifting examples, but there are so many more negative words. A list that begins with "idiot, moron, jerk" could go on for quite a ways, but what non-adjective words are there to complement someone? Do-gooder? Exemplar? Instead, we have to use metaphors like "sugar", "honey", or "Chuck Norris".