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beyond the Kuiper Belt, over the sea

Double Dactyls

So, the Double Dactyl is a poetic form I love. Here are some written by me and my friends.

Yaziki Paziki,
Sibelan Forrester
Speaks many tongues of Sla-
Vonic descent.

Working and writing from
Zagreb to Moscow, she
Polylinguistically
Pulls in the rent.
— K. La Touche

Fiddle-dee diddle-dee,
Lucifer Morningstar,
‘Round you your comrades crash
Down from the sky.”

Pyroprecipitant
Angels can’t faze me—they’re
Raining down here, but they’re
Serving, on high.”
— J. Mendez Hodes

Higgledy piggledy,
Grecian philosophers,
Faced with a world full of
Trouble and strife,

Write of the formal and
Teleological
Reasons for making a
Mess of your life.
— L. Van Essen-Fishman

Oo-lally-oo-de-lall,
Sheriff of Nottingham
Can’t see the forest be-
Cause of the trees.

In them are Robin Hood’s
Redistributional
Fiscal exchanges; the
Rich are displeased.
— S. Fried

Kalinka Kalinka,
Alexey Pajitnov’s
Foursquare tetrominoes
Fall from above,

Boosting American
Unproductivity:
Procrastination from
Russia with love.
— J. Mendez Hodes

Genesis Exodus,
Noah ben Lamech was
Charged by the Lord with a
Shipwrighting feat.

God spake, destroying the
Antediluvians:
“Yea, though I rinse, I shall
Never repeat.”
— J. Mendez Hodes

Higgledy piggledy,
Prudent Telemachus,
Watching the suitors all
Ogle his mom,

Sailed off to Pylos, but
Passive-aggressively
Said, “You’ll be sorry when
Daddy gets home.”
— L. Van Essen-Fishman

Higgledy piggledy
Maximus Decimus
Falls, fights, and rises, thus
Rocking the boat.

In his imperial
Tracheomachia,
Classical history’s
Stabbed in the throat.
— J. Mendez Hodes

Higgledy piggledy,
Flanders, Wallonia
Two parts of Belgium that
Never agree.

Citizens arguing
Sociolingusitically,
“Separate Vlaanderen
et Wallonie!”
— by K. La Touche and N. La Porte

Durpedy durpedy,
Overstressed Huntwizards
Challenge the Swatties
With monsterous glee.

Semiecstatically,
Polydactylically,
Giving out many a
Pizza for free.
— by K. La Touche and N. La Porte

Bolshevik schmolshevik!
Alexei Romanov
Found that the proles were just
Not on his side.

Touring the city, some
Trinitrotoluene
Entered his carriage and
Ended his ride
— by K. La Touche and N. La Porte

  • Benjamin Blonder

    Kit,  I just found this through google whilst double-dactyling. And smiled!

  • Excellent! You’ll have to send me some of what you’re writing.