Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Nonsense Rhyme?

Some spellings are invidious
such as grievious and mischievious
but none are more insidious
than those which are illustrious.

There are those of us,
Mostly just the curious,
who wonder at the muss and fuss
when spelling rules are up to us.

More Rhymes and Poems, 2007

Perhaps there is a message but I'm the poet, and I won't tell.


JohnJEnright said...

I sense a purpose devious
In "grievious and mischievious"!

James said...

A purpose is a very strange cat,
And this one I will keep under my hat!