Analysing amorphous alphabetical arrangements
Bravoing bold and brassy bands who
Cleverly and cunningly converse.
Dazzled and dazed; daunted but desirous;
Entertained and enthralled – ephemeral enunciations.
Form-fitting fantastic phrases
Garnering gratuitous praises.
Here are heard heroic homilies;
Incidences of idiosyncratic imagery
Now just jovial jabberings and japes
Known to knights and knaves.
Lament the lowly language laid lower.
Mouths making magic mutterings
Nascent naggings of natural noise
Over obnoxious observances of oohs and ahs.
Pleasant play-things of playwrights and players and
Quite queer questions, quickly to fade.
Rare rapturous ramblings rhapsodise and repeat
Speech shatters the silvered silence as it shudders
Thundering and tinkling talk turns
Until utter umbrage is unavoidable.
Venturing verbose and vexatious verbiage –
Why wonder what words were which?
Xenophobically excluding the xenophonic verbs
Yet yearning for that perfect yammer:
The Artfully Articulate A-List Playlist:
Kirsty MacColl – Walking Down Madison
Sparks – Hippopotamus
Oi Polloi – Destroi Phallocentricity
Pet Shop Boys – Love is a Bourgeois Construct
Momus – I was a Maoist Intellectual
Frank Zappa – I'm the Slime
Ian Dury – Poo-Poo in the Prawn
Jake Thackray – Leopold Alcox
Organized Konfusion – Releasing Hypnotical Gases
Teenage Fanclub - Verisimilitude
Stevie Wonder – Pastime Paradise
Joanna Newsom – Monkey and Bear
The Brilliantly Bombastic B-List Playlist:
Travelling Wilburys - Dirty World
The Gourds – High Highs and Low Lows
The Divine Comedy – Assume the Perpendicular
Mighty Sparrow – Music and Rhythm
Sir John Betjeman – Indoor Games Near Newbury
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Into My Arms
Lorde – Glory and Gore
Paul Kelly – Petrichor
Mose Allison – Your Molecular Structure
Vivian Stanshall – The Beasht Inside
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Rawhead and Bloodybones
Inkubus Sukkubus – Belladonna & Aconite
Guru's Wildcard Pick:
Tyla J Pallas – The Hellraisers
These playlists were inspired by readers' song nominations from last week's topic: Grandiloquent to gavotte: song lyrics with strange, rare or unlikely words. The next topic will launch on Thursday at 1pm UK time.
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