Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Fun Day - Crambo aka Bouts Rimés - Bird House

Bouts Rimés means "rhymed ends" in French and is a game or challenge where one person (me) makes a list of rhymed words and others (you) write the lines that end with those rhymes, in the same order in which they were given. It was known as Crambo in English and was quite popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Will you help me bring back this hip historical habit?
 
 
Bird
Squat
Third
Pot
Ranch
Old
Branch
Hold
 
 
Above are the words.
Get writing rhyme nerds!
There will be no winner. This is just for fun
and the joy of rhyming a smile for everyone.

7 comments:

  1. Under the rock shaped like a bird
    Did the silent hunter squat
    Determined to claim his prize, this day was his third
    The kill wasn't to fill his pot
    No, he meant to hang it on the wall of his ranch
    To watch his prize stay young as he grew old

    !CRNCH!

    The hunt is on with the sudden snap of a branch
    and this story will have to be put on hold...

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    1. This guy is stealthy! He hides under rocks? Ouch. :P

      P.S. I think the crunch line was an excellent reason to break the crambo instructions a little. :)

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  2. a Bird
    in hand maybe better than one Squat
    in the bush, but a Third
    in a Pot
    will feed a Ranch
    the Old
    hand at the yellow Branch
    said, then wrenched the neck in a firm Hold

    ha.

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  3. Baby bird
    Springs from squat,
    Tries a third
    Time to reach the pot.

    On the ranch,
    Young or old,
    Birds leave the branch
    As wind takes hold.

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    1. ride the wind little birdie!

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    2. I think he's going to make it this time. :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...