Saturday, January 27, 2007

A Bit of Sunday Fun With A Little Help From a Friend.
Back in my "Hola" post, which started out so innocently, the persona of the distingquished J. Cosmo Newberry, entered the fray. From that moment on, our repartee became very gay. So I would like to share it with you, if I may!

I begin at the first appearance of the said distinguished J. Cosmo Newberry:

"Red wine has never made me do bat impressions. Newts, yes. Bats, no.

Lee said...

Shoot! One must be very astute
When sipping on wine of the fruit
'Tis many a man of good repute
Who from careless pursuit
of the juice from the fruit
Quickly turns into a newt
At such times he should remain mute
The silly coot, realising he blew it
It's not cute, nor is it a hoot

J Cosmo Newbery said..

Said the man who wasn't a bat
"I am really amazed how that
You have made newt-rhymes
Over ten times!
Impressed, I raise you my hat.

Lee said...

You may doff your hat
Oft times at this bat
Who knows where it's at
When chewing the fat
I’m very fond of a chat
Although you may be a gnat
And at times even a brat
When I tire I’ll be out flat
Here on the mat with the cat
And that will be that!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Seuss! Said the man with the wine
Forgive me if I respectully decline.
Best I stay off the mat
When you and your cat
Are flat out, in sensuous design.

Lee said...
I hate to whine
is it by design
I’ve had no wine
you didn’t ask me to dine
tho’ I would decline
I’d rather we be clandestine
shall I now define
and call you a swine
or my thoughts I’ll confine
forever to remain mine
I know you prefer Catharine
As I sit alone with my feline

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Good lady I must really protest
(As a policy, honesty's the best)
I have no intentions
For the Catherine you mention
If I touched her, my teeth would go west.

Lee said...

As a newt
You’re very cute
But as a gnat
I must refute
It’s tit-for-tat
I am very astute
That’s where I’m at
Stop being a brute
Cease this dispute
Let’s have a chat
Do you compute

J Cosmo Newbery said...

There is no dispute, please believe me
Your assurances on this would relieve me
I've said what I've said
Now I'm heading to bed
My senses are threatening to leave me.

Lee said...

You deemed to mention
It was never your intention
To grab Catharine’s attention
Tis beyond my comprehension
Therefore it is my contention
This is your mind’s invention
And it’s causing me tension

I, too, am calling today a night
If I might
I'm not taking flight
Nor running from the fight
At morning's dawn light
I will be all right
Ready to continue to write
Good Night

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Oh woman, can you realise what pain
Your Catherine has had me sustain?
My wife thought I was cheating
And gave me a great beating.
Please give her a call and explain.

Lee said...

I’m so sorry dear Mr Newberry
In shame my head I do bury
From now on I’ll be more wary
Not to make your wife contrary
I hand to you this yellow canary
My gift to you to make you merry

J Cosmo Newbery said...

A bird in the hand, dear Lee,
Is quite heavenly, or nearly.
A canary is fine,
(But a tit is devine)
And I appreciate your efforts, sincerely.

Lee said...

That you are well pleased
And don’t mind being teased
This moment I have seized
Poetic licence I have leased
To add to your whimsical post
I hope you are not displeased
Tho’ you thought it had ceased
Your whimsy caused my riposte

Lee said...

The count of these comments is up to forty
In my good mood I’m going to be naughty
By utilising the spirit of being very sporty
So I decided to allow you the rare liberty
As I hand you a slice of Sienna Panforte

J Cosmo Newbery said...

She's sporty and naughty and bold,
Where the recipe I had been told
(Sugar and spice
And all things nice)
Actually makes panforte, best eaten cold.

Lee said...

Under the shade of a tree it was so nice
I’ve sipped on a beer more than twice
Enjoyed a wine or two which was suffice
Well, more than two if I must be precise
Along with good food tempered with spice
With little left over for the mice"

I considered Mr. J. Cosmo Newberry's and my banter far too much fun, complete with never before seen intelligence, originality and brilliance to be confined to the forgotten realms of the archives, forever to remain out of sight and out of mind.

I hope you can read between the lines and recognise the undiscovered excellence of our combined skill, mastery (mistery?), craftiness, sleight of hand, ingenuity, invention, flair, genius....need I say more!


  1. The two of you certainly seem to have had fun!

  2. Lee, you are one talented person! Thoughly enjoyed this thread!

  3. Oops, that should have been "thoroughly." Skinny fingers!

  4. Lee,

    O/T - I love your blog. Sometimes I get so caught up with LST and Headshaker's blog that I just get overwhelmed. Then I just come here for peace and serenity. Thank you for being you!

  5. Oh! Our distinguished Mr. J. Cosmo Newberry is quite a character, Lee. I am sure you and he would get along just fine and dandy and see eye-to-eye on most every issue!

    Good to see you again, neocon. It's nice to hear that you slip in here every now and then to escape! lol

  6. Two computers, untold amounts of "refreshments" and a couple of Seuss-like poets. Mix together and leave for a week and hola! look what you get!

    Very clever, Lee and J Cosmo.

  7. Hi there, Robyn...I thought it too much fun to hide it away in the shadows of the closet, forever to be forgotten!

    I hope you're ready for the tennis tonight!

  8. Anonymous2:25 AM

    That is one fine piece of writing. A fun read.

  9. Seuss! Indeed! For the adult mind, that is.

    This was quite fun and entertaining to read.

  10. G'day Steve and Robbie, it was a lot of just grew and grew...the distinguished J. Cosmo Newberry and I were on a ever-increasing roll. I thought it worth sharing. :)

  11. Lee, you have both made me smile on a down day! What a great exchange of thought and verse! Thank you for sharing it.

  12. Good advice about silly coots remaining mute. What a hoot, Lee! :)

  13. Welsh, I'm so glad our moments of insanity made you smile. :)

    It's a hoot you didn't remain mute, Mike! I'm glad you enjoyed the fun! :)

  14. You don't have to be crazy but, in my case at least, it certainly helps. Thank you for a much needed (mental) romp in the woods.

  15. It certainly helps in my case, too, JCN....I enjoyed the ride! :0

  16. Hi Lee,

    That was a fine piece of two player ryming poetry, thanks for sharing.


  17. You are welcome, Janice...I thought it too good to lay hidden away in the dark, cobwebbed caverns of the archives.