Saturday, April 07, 2007

Rhyme Challenge

Apparently 'Silver' and 'Orange' are the two most difficult words to rhyme with in the English language. I've made many attempts in my head to rhyme with these words; and here is my best attempt so far:

Jack wore gold;
Jill wore silver.
They went up a hill;
and then they just fell 'ver.

(Come on - it works if you say the last line really fast!).
Any suggestions for 'Orange'?

29 comments:

M said...

Bravo! I would have never thought of that! Lol !

Optimistic Guard said...

really good attempt, keep trying and you will perfect it.

Lotus Reads said...

I think you did a really good job, Radha...but I couldn't resist turning your ending into a slightly sad one!

Jack wore gold;
Jill wore silver.
They went up a hill;
where Jack took ill
and Jill fell out of love with him forever


Don't have anything for orange yet, but I will try! :)

Destitute Rebel said...

Awww lotus reads, thats not fair.

Optimistic Guard said...

i'll add the only version I can think of

Now Jack did laugh and Jill did cry
But her tears did soon abate;
Then Jill did say that they should play
At see-saw across the gate.

lets not rack our brains, lol, lets all go and play.

Lotus Reads said...

lol, sorry destitute rebel, I agree, that was a mean ending, will try to write another ditty to make amends!

clickable said...

Really bad at poetry, but I'll give it a shot:

I was down with a flu
so I had an orange,
but I was still feeling very blue,
so I had a ginger lozenge!

Radha said...

Clickable,
Hehehe! Not bad at all !! :))

Prometheus said...

Rhyme with Orange?
That's a challenge.
Innit?

Radha, try Ogden Nash. Prometheus is sure he could even make "month" rhyme with something.

Radha said...

Prometheus, it was your link to Ogden Nash that inspired me to rhyme with silver!! :)

Radha said...

Prometheus,
'Month' is not so tough-

The man with the lisp visited,
a speech thelapist evely month.
But he was so emballased by it
he never enteled from the flonth


Ok I admit, I'm lousy at this!! :)

Prometheus said...

Lousy? Didja say lousy? Gal, Senor Nash would be emballased at this sincerest flattery.

Plometheus is gleen with envy.

Moi said...

my poetic talents are better left to moi!!! :DD

Radha said...

Come on- give it a shot at least! Trust me there is no Shakepeare & Keats here!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Excuse me? no shakespeare here? well there sure is a shaykhspeara! Next best thing lol

So, orange rhymes with stonehenge. There, done.

lol

Radha said...

SS,
Thats the best you could do??? Arent you 'shakespeara' and a 'shaira'??

Destitute Rebel said...

lol radha, don't challenge the Shakespearian shaira. tut tut , too late shes already did her shairi on her blog.

Radha said...

Thats not a bad thing at all!! :))
D Reb, where have you been all this time?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

well exsqueeze me! lol

Ok then here's another one...

Orange and Syrenge lolll

diyadear said...

well my trial..
One fine day when i was bored..
I had many an orange,
an orange after n orange..
N then like hell.. out it came..
Torrent after torrent..


ha ha isn't it sick???;)

Radha said...

SS,
You're still not living upto ur name :)

Diya,
Hahaha! Where did you come up with that? Lol :)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Well... fine then! (sticks out tongue)

loll

Meghna said...

Ok, this is silly, but here's a literal rhyme:

The thing about orange-
It invites too much comment
So if you're for some shimmer
I'd go with silver

Radha said...

Meghna,
Hehehe...thats quite nice!! Well done !!

mookuthi said...

Hello here's my try:d
Saree that i own of color orange
With painting of birds of different Range
Although Love the color orange
But to wear a Saree seems strange!!!

Radha said...

Hi Mookhuti!
Welcome! And thats an excellent attempt, the best so far I must say!! :)

mookuthi said...

Radha thank you :-)
please visit my blogspot and can i add you as one of my reading blogspots?

Radha said...

Mookuthi,
Your profile does not show any blog name. Whats your blog address? Would love to read it!

mookuthi said...

www.mookuthi.blogspot.com