AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES

Water, water, everywhere, / [And not a] drop to drink.
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge, THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

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So much I could write about, but of nothing can I think.
Oh, fie on my dilemma, scheduled post day on the brink!
Such embarrassment of riches is an albatross ’round my neck….
All this water all about; sound the call: all rimes of “riches” on deck!

An embarrassment of BITCHES: complaining to the max
An embarrassment of DITCHES: the downside of digging, sore backs
An embarrassment of GLITCHES: my computer is prone to upheaval
An embarrassment of HITCHES: my computer is a necessary evil

An embarrassment of ITCHES: too unreachable for scratching
An embarrassment of KITCHES: bad taste beyond patching
An embarrassment of MITCHES: too many friends named Mitchell
An embarrassment of NICHES: easily found places that hide a missile

An embarrassment of PITCHES: throes of what The Donald doth tout
An embarrassment of RICHES: what this post is all about
An embarrassment of STITCHES: what I hope this post’ll leave you in
An embarrassment of WITCHES: wicked ones melt (they’re inhuman)

NOTE: I didn’t want you to think I’m too big for my BRITCHES, so I left them off — the list, that is — WHICH IS cool with me and, I assume, with you.

 

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18 comments on “AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES

  1. scifihammy says:

    haha Great rhymes 🙂

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  2. Carmen says:

    You’re a genius, Mr. Muse!

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  3. arekhill1 says:

    In fine form you are today, Sr. Muse. Yeah, it’s National Talk Like Yoda Day.

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  4. mistermuse says:

    At my age, to be in fine form with no britches on is stretching it, Ricardo — but I thank you nonetheless.

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  5. Don Frankel says:

    “Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.”

    Which doesn’t rhyme with Witches but it’s what they said. Just ask Macbeth.

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  6. Don Frankel says:

    You got it Carmen but I think that’s the job description.

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  7. mistermuse says:

    Thanks for the Macbeth reference, Don. Actually, I had WIZARD OF OZ in mind (“wicked ones melt”) when composing my “embarrassment of WITCHES” rhyme:

    By the way (speaking of Shakespeare),I thought perhaps the old idiom “an embarrassment of riches” may have originated with him, but it turns out that it comes from a 1726 French play titled “L’Embarras des richesses.”

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  8. A most admirable way you make the switch from rhyming the center to rhyming the ends….classy as Abercrombie and Fitch, delicious as a bacon flitch… As a poet you have found your niche…which might make some folks twitch, but don’t worry, I won’t snitch. Well done, mistermuse!

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  9. mistermuse says:

    Thank you for adding a word to my vocabulary, Cynthia, as I hadn’t heard of the word “flitch,” which I find is a side of bacon (or as I would call it, a Ham-let, to go along with the previous reference to Macbeth). That’s a play on lard, courtesy of The Bard. 😦

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  10. BroadBlogs says:

    I’m assuming “bitches” is nongendered here. Or that it’s a good thing. 😉

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  11. mistermuse says:

    You assume correctly, otherwise I might bitch about my meaning being misunderstood, which is not a good thing!

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  12. Ha ha ha. Very clever…and wha-la, a post 🙂

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  13. Mark Scheel says:

    Well, here everybody is. Found it–and, I see, I have been here before, long ago and far from memory. Anyhow, very clever language play. I commend you.

    Mark

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