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Literary Nonsense Poem about Khabarovsk History and Tretyakov Art

English: Khabarovsk, Privokzalnaya square. Mon...
English: Khabarovsk, Privokzalnaya square. Monument to Erofey Khabarov, Far East’s explorer Русский: Хабаровск, Привокзальная площадь. Памятник Ерофею Хабарову, исследователю Дальнего Востока (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It looked like the Greenygrey was hot on the trail of the A.W.O.L Andy Wolfhol in the last chapter of the poetically funny X Files parody XaW Files. I can’t help but think GG has gone a bit off the trail in the sixth chapter, researching and poetically documenting the life of Yerofey Khabarovsk.

Poem about Khabarovsk 

Hi, it’s G.G. Howling, fiction writing correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by J.K. Rowling. I know enough about fiction writing to know that  a little background and history is necessary, and that it’s best to fit it into the narrative of the story.

However, I also know that it’s important to keep the story progressing, and don’t know if Khabarovsk is going to be important at the end.

Then again, the Greenygrey doesn’t know that either yet, as it’s still searching for our Wolfhol. Some breather chapters and fillers are often a good idea anyway, and there’s some good info and poetry within this chapter, although all done in a loopy literary nonsense style of course.

XaW Files Chapter 6: Khabarov Stroganov Tretyakov Art History Mix

Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk
so well planned
I never got lost.

Named after Khabarov
an adventurer entrepreneur
once manager for Stroganovs.

Stroganovs were an important family
remembered in food and art
like latter’s showpiece Tretyakov gallery.

There’s Morning in a Pine Forest
by SavitskyShishkin
with a bear family looking cutest.

russia art
Ivan Shishkin and Konstantin Savitsky, Morning in a Pine Forest.

The Bogatyrs by Vasnetsov
has three warriors
and a greenYgrey background.

Three bogatyrs
Three bogatyrs (Photo credit: paukrus)

Alenushka looking demure
reflecting above a pool
was another Vasnetsov picture.

Viktor Vasnetsov. Alenushka.1881 Oil on canvas...
Viktor Vasnetsov. Alenushka.1881 Oil on canvas 173*221 Tretyakov gallery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Khabarov was second to the Amur
after Poyarkov’s three-year expedition
three years before.

Khabarov was there in 1649-50
returning from 1650-53
end of history after refusing expedition 3.

I hope there was a happy ending for Yerofey
because his first name has two Ys
and rhymes with Greenygrey.

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Kamchatka Search Goes On Coincidence and Literary Nonsense Poem

After the Greenygrey left to search for the A.W.O.L. Andy Wolfhol on April 1st it soon found itself travelling around Kamchatka. We have since discovered that Swedish rock band Kamchatka released an album named The Search Goes On in February. kamchatka

Greenygrey’s search hadn’t even started, but it’s now in a similar Kamchatka search as Kamchatka the band were three months ago.

XaW Files Episode 4 :
Around Kamchatka Shore

I must thank Karaginsky
for it did release me
in a downward direction
shot out its southern section.

Only resting in Palana
after rounding Kamchatka
I paddled all day, one way
come what may, to Penzhina Bay.

After widening an exhausted smile
resting on the mouth in a pile
I fell asleep dreaming I ran
waking two bays away in Magadan.

Скалы "Три Брата" на Камчатке. Three...
Скалы “Три Брата” на Камчатке. Three Brothers rocks on Kamchatka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marc Latham has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham), including previous Greenygrey’s rambles.

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Karcher Advert Inspires Literary Nonsense Poem and Explanation

I’d never heard of Karcher
until sitting in an armchair
of my mind
oh what a find
its new advert is full
of green and grey so cool
and even has a yellow middling
like the greenYgrey rebranding:

This blog post was created by a combined team effort pooling the resources of the television team helped by Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill and poetry personnel wiling away with William Wolfsworth.

Werewolf of Oz Last Episode Ends Australia Day

As the sun sets on Australia Day
in Africa, Europe and the U.K.,
but is still shining bright
in Latin America, Canada and the U.S.A.
it’s time for the last episode in the serialisation of the satirical comedy classic travel quest epic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps.

Werewolf of Oz Thrilling Conclusion 

tazzy
tazzy (Photo credit: :/)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. Yes, that means you get to find out what the commotion out at sea that only Grey could see…
really was; as well as reading a couple more little literary nonsense poems and one more example of classic comedy wordplay.

I’m sure you can’t wait, so I’ll let you get on with your virtual rambling. Thanks for following the epic journey, and the book is still available from the links below it, with no plans to discount its price this year.

English: Wedgetail eagles - found in Central Q...
English: Wedgetail eagles – found in Central Queensland, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chapter 142.  The End: of the Werewolf of Oz Era

It was Tazzy! I squawked with joy before flying down to meet him; whereupon I changed back into a more recognisable werewolf form. We greeted before I asked him what he was doing here.

Tazzy said he often swam up this way; after all, it is the Tasman Sea.

I laughed, before exclaiming, ‘Of course!’ The last riddle of the ramble had been solved… as far as I was concerned. What about you?
I now felt free to return to the Greenygrey world.

Pret Dolphin-Friendly Tuna
Pret Dolphin-Friendly Tuna (Photo credit: Nico Macdonald)

Tazzy was continuing north, so I shapeshifted into a dolphin-friendly tuna and swam with him.

We swam side by side
until he dived beneath
to turn around
at top of Barrier Reef;
my original Oz
landmark brief;
we happily said goodbye
finality’s welcome relief.

I jumped out of the water and shapeshifted into a wedge-tailed eagle for the long flight back to a long awaited reunion with Green in the Greenygrey world.

Two years in the writing
sometimes flying, mostly hiking
Werewolf of Oz kept moving
experiencing, shapeshifting, grooving.

Link for Amazon book and kindle.
Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
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Family Fortunes Wolf World Poem Parody

Wolf Family Fortunes

There’s a show in the wolf world
like Family Fortunes
the quiz show on British television
called Pack Portions.

There’s a wolf quizmaster
like Vernon Kay
called Herman Gee
some think he’s a greenygrey.

His alpha female is fit
like Tess Daly
named Howl Nightly
they live in a den most stately.

Knowing WoO

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by the great Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

Although previously in Goodbye to WoO week we’ve shown  how the Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps has put Australia on the map and changed its culture with the Boomerang social craze, some of you are probably wondering what the WoO’s done for us.

Knowing Me: 70 Poems of Literary Nonsense Poetry

Well, I think the Greenygrey is much happier within itself since its epic Ozyssey, with Green saying Grey seems much closer to it since it achieved the dust sandy path travel quest, and met lots of great characters along the way.

And I think that writing up its journey, and including seventy literary nonsense poems, has made it a better writer and poet, as the above poem suggests to me.

 

Link for Amazon book and kindle.
Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords. 
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Knowing Me, Knowing You, it’s Goodbye to WoO

It’s goodbye to the Werewolf of Oz week at the Greenygrey, with just one episode to go in the epic 142-episodes serialisation of the first ever fictionalised virtual travel around Australia by Google maps.

ABBA
Cover of ABBA

In the words of the almighty Abba, breaking up is never easy, but like them, we’ll still be working with WoO.

Knowing Me, Knowing WoO, Photos for You

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, creative department head honcho in the absence of the legendary Andy Wolfhol. First of all, William Wolfsworth has done some further research, and clarified that the Parcel Force van logo mentioned in the last mirror poetry blog is ‘making red vans green’.

Joseph Barbera first worked at MGM, as one of ...
Tom and Jerry. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Your very own travel photos are always good for a trip down memory lane, and it’s no different for virtual travel.

That’s what Grey (as part of the reunited Greenygrey) told me this morning anyway, after a couple of greenygrey photos it saw on Facebook reminded it of the Greycliffe House mouse it met in Sydney. The poem is repeated after the photos.

Virtual Travel Photos: Virtually Greycliffe House

Photo: This is what's left of an abandoned castle somewhere in France.  Looks like it's being reclaimed by nature. Can you imagine the stories it could tell?? Pat

That photo was posted on Facebook rather fittingly for Goodbye to WoO week by the R.I.P. (Research and Investigation of the Paranormal) Files T.V. show, which I noticed has a greenygrey design when I followed it up.

Virtual Travel Photos: Greycliffe House Mouse

And if that house could be Greycliffe House, this could be the mouse, showing its support for the Greenygrey! It was posted on Facebook by the Rainforest Site.

It reminded me of Jerry, from the fantastic Tom and Jerry cartoons I grew up with.

Here’s the poem (and links to the WoO):

The Greycliffe House Mouse

Not long after I’d thanked Dr. Watson and turned away,
in a triangular hall containing a square ball,
I was accosted by a small mouse of my colour grey.

It said its name was Cliff and the house was named after him,
I replied it was built in 1852 so how could that be true,
It said it was on a special diet and low-fat cheese kept it quiet.

 

Link for Amazon book and kindle.
Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.
Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords. 
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Werewolf of Oz Sydney Literary Nonsense Poetry

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. I think it’s midweek enough to have the first episode of your favourite werewolf travels Australia to a Wizard of Oz theme comedy classic travel quest epic, and that’s the start of the satire.

Literary Nonsense Sydney Travel

Today’s episode contains a couple of literary nonsense poems joined together by more literary nonsense.

Bronte Beach
Bronte Beach (Photo credit: niallkennedy)

It sees the questing quartet returning to Bronte, where their Sydney adventure all started. On the way they hear about lots of real places, which provide rhyming connections to the end of the journey.

At the end of the episode they hear about the great kangaroo nemesis Rolf once again, with reference to the Rolf Harris song Tie Me Kangaroo Down.

Kangaroo
Kangaroo (Photo credit: Subhash Chandra)

The book was written before Rolf Harris was arrested for an ongoing investigation. If convicted, the book’s portrayal of Rolf as a baddie could be seen as quite prophetic… in a kangaroo kind of way!

Chapter 120.  The Barangaroo Kangaroo is Just a Short Hop or Two

It was getting late,
and I didn’t wanna wait,
but the others were deep,
in conversation of sleep,
so I had forty winks,
and fourteen thinks.
I was awoken by the others,
who said a lady named Carruthers,
and her four brothers,
were heading to Bronte’s Wuthers,
and we could go along,
if we didn’t take too long.

Travelling Sydney by Ferry Taxi 

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Foun...
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (Photo credit: Paco CT)

So I jumped up, leaving twelve intellectual thoughts behind, and taking two nonsense ones along. We ran to the beach, and a ferry taxi soon picked us up.

The captain was a kangaroo
who said it lived in Barangaroo;
down on Darling Harbour,
south of Goat Island’s ardour;
above Sydney aquarium’s
somewhat fishy delirium.
Life was usually fun in town
apart from the Rolf
trying to tie it down.

I thought, That Rolf again. I said it must be nice living just a short hop or two from so many interesting places.

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